President Buhari has stated that he’s more qualified to rule Nigeria than Atiku Abubakar who was his main challenger in the 2019 presidential election.
Buhari made this known in response to allegations from Atiku who stated that the president lacks the necessary academic qualification to contest in the election.
Reacting to the allegation, President Buhari through his counsel, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), told the Tribunal yesterday April 17th, that he was far more qualified than Atiku.
He also challenged Atiku to produce his academic credentials before the tribunal.
“The respondent avers that he is far more qualified, both constitutionally and educationally, to contest and occupy the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria than the 1st petitioner (Atiku) and that in terms of educational qualifications, training and courses attended, both within and outside Nigeria, he is head and shoulder above the 1st petitioner in terms of acquisition of knowledge, certificates, laurels, medals, and experience.
“Respondent states further that it is the 1st petitioner, who is not qualified to contest the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and challenges the educational credentials and certificates of the 1st petitioner.
“1st petitioner is hereby given the notice to produce and tender his educational certificates, indicating the schools attended by him, with dates.”