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Why Siddiq Abubakar Appears on Atiku’s GCE O’Level Results

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has revealed why his West African School Certificate carries the name “Siddiq Abubakar.”

According to documents displayed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Atiku did not provide information on his primary education.

The 1965 West Africa School Certificate (WASC) result presented to INEC by him identified the student as Siddiq Abubakar.

He also holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom.

From the documents, Globalgistng revealed that Atiku earned a Master’s degree in 2021 with GCE O’level results but did not provide information on his primary education and Bachelor’s degree certificates.

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The former nation’s number two man also attached a sworn affidavit as Deputy Preventive Superintendent attached to Customs Preventive Station, Apapa Wharf, Lagos, where he declared to be addressed as Atiku Abubakar.

Atiku says he wished to be known by his current name and not by his West African School Certificate which carries the name “Siddiq Abubakar.”

The PDP presidential candidate submitted an affidavit informing INEC that he changed his name from Siddiq Abubakar as it appears on his West African School Certificate, to Atiku Abubakar.

The PDP vice-presidential candidate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, also did not submit his secondary school certificate to INEC.

The Delta State governor in a sworn affidavit attached to his particulars disclosed to INEC that his West African School Certificate obtained in 1974 was missing.

The affidavit of loss of original certificate, obtained from the High Court of Justice, Delta State, in the Asaba Judicial Division on October 3, 2006, reads in part: “I, Ifeanyichukwu Arthur Okowa, adult, male, Christian, medical doctor and Nigerian citizen of House No. 4, Commissioners’ Quarters, Asaba, Delta State, do hereby make oath and state as follows:

“That I personally enrolled and sat for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) West African School Certificate (WASC) examinations in the year 1974 at Edo College, Benin City, in now Edo State.

“That I passed the said examinations and was subsequently issued the said certificate therefore. “That the original of the said certificate issued to me is now missing, lost and cannot be found.”

Newsflash Nigeria learnt that more presidential and vice-presidential candidates in Nigeria ahead of the 2023 general elections informed INEC that they lost their academic certificates.

Documents displayed by INEC and sighted by Nigerian Tribune showed that apart from the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Kabiru Masari, whose claim of loss of certificates continued to generate interests across the country, the presidential candidate of the Young People’s Party (YPP) Prince Abdul Malik Ado Ibrahim also said his all his certificates are lost.

In the affidavit sworn to at the Federal High Court of Justice, Maitama, Abuja, on June 3, 2022, the YPP presidential candidate disclosed that on July 17, 2021, while in transit from Kaduna to Abuja, he lost certain documents which included “original BSc certificate issued by American College of Los Angeles, dated 1988; High School Diploma issued to me by Langley High, Norwich, UK dated 1979 and official degree transcript.

“Also lost was an expired international passport issued by Nigeria Immigration Service. That all efforts made to trace the said documents have proved abortive.

The presidential candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Sani Yabagi, also submitted an affidavit saying that the name on his degree and West African School Certificate is different from what he currently bears.

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