Within the last few hours, some interesting stories about the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been on the front burner, and now, Concise News has gathered them together for your reading here.
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has insisted that Muhammadu Buhari requires a Senior Secondary Leaving Certificate (SSCE) to contest for the seat of the Nigerian president.
Concise News reports that the Spokesperson for the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization, Festus Keyamo (SAN) had in one of his recent tweets explained that to occupy the office of Nigeria’s number one citizen, one does not need a WAEC certificate.
But now, during a live broadcast from Radio Biafra at the weekend, Kanu explains that the 1999 constitution (as amended) makes it clear that Primary 6 First School Leaving Certificate only applies to those seeking work in a State – and not at Federal level.
Kanu says: “The 1999 Constitution makes it clear that Primary 6 First School Leaving Certificate only applies to those seeking work in a State.
“Those that quoted this ‘Interpretation’ out of context to justify the ridiculously unconstitutional claim that Jubril/Buhari does not need a WAEC certificate to contest for the presidency is a disgrace to the league of Senior Advocates of Nigeria and the legal profession in general.
“This section of the constitution refers to state employees, not even federal workers and has to do with employment not running for the office of the president.
“Note, a person needs a specified qualification School Certificate (WAEC) to sit in Aso Rock, not Primary 6 First School Leaving Certificate.
“Jubril/Buhari and Atiku need WAEC to be the President of Nigeria.”
Concise News reports that Kanu, in his broadcast from the United Kingdom at the weekend, says neither “dead” Muhammadu Buhari, nor “his replacement” Jibril al Sudani, is qualified to contest for Nigeria’s presidential election.
Kanu argues that being born on Nigerian soil was not enough to qualify one as a Nigerian citizen by birth, unless the parents, grandparents of such person is also born in Nigeria.
The IPOB leader says that Buhari’s father, Hardo Adamu, was a nomadic Fulani trader, a duck seller, from the Niger Republic and later became a bodyguard in the Emir of Daura’s palace, which made him settle in Daura, Katsina State, adding that he (Hardo) was born in the Niger Republic, not Nigeria.
Kanu says the All Progressives Congress (APC), has opened the door by challenging Atiku’s citizenship by birth. It now lies within the rights of every right-thinking person to also question Buhari’s citizenship by birth, even litigate it in Court.
The IPOB leader, who made the announcement on his Twitter handle on Wednesday said that the meeting will hold in the “historic city of Munich”.
He said that the time of the meeting will be announced on Radio Biafra and enjoined his followers to join him in a live question and answer session.
Kanu leads the group which seeks secession of the eastern part of Nigeria to form the Biafran Republic. The group has since been proscribed by the Nigerian government but they have however continued their agitation for an independent nation.