There was excitement at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, as the West African Examination Council, WAEC, on Friday, presented an attestation certificate and confirmation of school certificate result to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made this known on his twitter handle, @FemAdesina.
His tweet reads: “WAEC presents attestation certificate and confirmation of school cert result to President Buhari. What will the naysayers say next?”
A picture of Buhari and some of his aides showed that of a moment of excitement.
Registrar of WAEC, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, made the presentation of the document to the president at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Uwadiae and some senior officials of WAEC, carried out the function.
Present at the occasion were the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha; the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu and other aides of the president.
WAEC certificate of the president has been a source of controversy because he had been unable to present it to the Independent National Electoral Commission as one intending to contest for the post of the president in 2019.
As it was the case in 2014, he told the electoral body that the certificate was in the custody of the military, as it was collected when he joined.
The leading opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has threatened to go to court over the matter.
The party advised the president to be honourable by telling the world if he did not have it, and allow those qualified to contest for the election.