Recall we reported earlier that the spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign council who appeared in a Channels TV show, claimed that if you have occupied the public office for a reasonable length of time, you do not need a WAEC certificate to become president of Nigeria.
“There are other levels of qualifications to run for the office of President. In fact, if you have occupied the public office for a reasonable length of time, by the provisions of the constitution, you do not even need a WAEC certificate to become President of Nigeria.
“It becomes extremely foolish for anybody who is not statutorily empowered to issue WAEC certificates to come and challenge the body that has the statutory power to issue certificates” he said.
However Nnamdi Kanu who reacted to the claims of WAEC certificate not needed to become President or Governor made by Festus Keyamo, described Nigeria law as a ‘joke’. He tweeted;
“It is worrying when supposed senior judges and lawyers, including Senior Advocates, don’t know their School Certificate from their First School Leaving Certificate.
“Law in Nigeria is a joke! No School Certificate (WAEC) no presidency, Period!”