The spokesman for President Buhari 2019 Presidential Campaign, Festus Keyamo, on Monday made a statement on WAEC certificated and qualification to contest for Presidency and governorship in Nigeria which has generated a lot of reactions from Nigerians.
Keyamo, who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria said that an aspirant does not need a WAEC certificate to become a president or governor in Nigeria based on the provisions of the Constitution.
He argued that it is only when an aspirant presents a “forged WAEC or other certificate” to INEC for any office that he or she will be disqualified.
Keyamo stated this in a long thread on his verified Twitter handle. Nigerian have equally taken to Twitter to react to the APC chieftain’s assertion.
See some of the reactions below:
We told you our President doesn’t have WAEC, you people said we were being mischievous, well Festus Keyamo don confirm am now. https://t.co/ZoaYgG7xxs
— Oluyemi Fasipe🇳🇬 (@YemieFASH) April 15, 2019
From all indications and the recent statement coming from Festus Keyamo about President not having WAEC before he can contest, I now want to believe that Buhari didn’t have a WAEC result.
— sugarCube 🥇 (@official_gbeng) April 15, 2019
Growing, I used to see Festus Keyamo as a great guy. Politics has wrecked whatever reputation he has gathered hitherto joining active politics. I even heard he has a terrible Win rate for cases handled.
— Ebietan (@MrLewinOkotie) April 15, 2019
Festus keyamo is ridiculing his profession in bid to stand with his paymasters.ok without waec certification,should we add common sense & empathy.we can lead from nations,their leaders are performing. https://t.co/iR1igCIEYw
— Jonathan Okwunna Eriobu (@JEriobu) April 15, 2019
I doubt if any reasonable person will give his legals briefs to festus keyamo after this election season, because the guy has really shown how shallow he is , even the APC have taken him as jester
— Hamma (@HAHayatu) April 14, 2019
President of Nigeria does not need a WAEC certificate – Festus Keyamo explains
ME: I love the kind of precedence APC is setting, very soon we can have pepper seller, meat seller or MC Oluomo rule us 🤣🤣🤣🙄🙄
— Noble Conqueror 🇳🇿 🇨🇦 (@KnightConqueror) April 15, 2019
Festus Keyamo that worked under the great Gani Fawehinmi and should have learnt a thing or two about honesty and the bond in the words of his mouth is saying you don't need waec to become President?
— DELE 'DELZ' FALODUN© (@delaw) April 15, 2019
Why are you all venting your anger on festus keyamo for stating the absolute fact?
Blame your lawmakers for not repealing this nonsense called constitution with an indigenous realistic one.
— Mukhtar (@muky_zanna) April 15, 2019
wow festus keyamo came out to say you dont need WAEC to become a president…First question why is APC and CO taking Adeleke to the court???…We are being ruled by those who turn our law upside down just to suit themselves…We are in for a big thing in this country😔😔😔
— £ T£€~D©N™ (@Ajisafeseyi) April 15, 2019
Festus Keyamo(senior advocate of nonsense)says the equivalent of WAEC is working for the govt for 10yrs …guess the equivalent of a https://t.co/6JWhf9V1eU is working for 20yrs 😂😂😂
— CallMebigg (@eyenobong26) April 14, 2019