A Lagos–based human rights activist and Executive Chairman, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, has urged the former Head of State and Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure that he collected his original secondary school leaving certificate from University of Cambridge, which conducted the exams in 1961, before returning to Nigeria from his ongoing working visit to London in order to put to rest the raging controversy surrounding his academic qualification.
Comrade Sulaiman also urged the leadership of Buhari’s party and former fresident, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, to prevail on the candidate to collect his result from Cambridge before returning back to the country, insisting that General Buhari did not posses secondary school
certificate as he claimed in form CF001 he submitted to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Speaking through a signed statement which was made available to journalists yesterday, the CHRSJ chief maintained that if General Buhari failed to collect his controversial result from University of Cambridge this time around, then he should voluntarily withdraw from the race, urging him to use the opportunity to shame his critics over the controversial school certificate by collecting it from University of Cambridge.
Sulaiman said, “We believe General Muhammadu Buhari does not possess school certificate as he claimed but we want Nigerians to give him benefit of doubt by bringing the result from University of Cambrdge that claimed to conduct the said exemination during his London trip and the result must tally with the earlier statement of result released through online medium.
“This is high time for General Buhari to clear air and lay the controversy surrounding his School certificate to rest before it is too late. Nigerians are graciously waiting to see the original result of Buhari of 1961 and we want to tell Nigerians that Buhari was enlisted into the Nigeria Army on the basis of principal’s recommendation letter not on the basis of secondary school certificate. Also, failure of General Buhari to bring the result during this trip would mean the general’s acclaimed integrity is not complete and he should bury his face in shame as we know that integrity begins with personal matters before graduating into ultimately public matters.”