UltimatetimesTv blog has digged the 2015 reports of denial of the Nigerian Army being in possession of the President Buhari's WEAC certificate.

It is contained in this report that Nigerian Army denied having the original WEAC details of Mohammedu Buhari when he was re-elected in the year 2015 (his first term).

The Nigerian Army in the below statement made it clear that the originals of President Buhari Waec results is not in their custody.

Flashback news (20/01/2015)

The Nigerian Army said it did not have the original, certified true copy or statement of results of retired General Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Candidate for the February general elections.

The Director of Army Public Relations, Olajide Laleye, said this while briefing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.
Mr. Laleye said that the entry made on the Nigerian Army Form 199A at the point of documentation after Buhari was commissioned as an officer, indicated that the former Head of State obtained the West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1961.

“With credits in relevant subjects: English Language, Geography, History, Health Science, Hausa and a pass in English Literature.

“Neither the original copy, certified true copy (CTC) nor statement of result of Major-.Gen. Mohammadu Buhari‘s WASC result is in his personal file.

Mr. Laleye said the army holds the retired senior officer in high esteem and respect and would not be a party to
any controversy surrounding his eligibility for any political office.

He said that suffice to state that Mr. Buhari rose steadily to the enviable rank of Major General before becoming the Head of State of the country in
December 1983.

“The media hype on the retired Buhari’s credentials as well as numerous requests made by individuals and cooperate bodies to the Nigerian Army on this issue have necessitated that we provide the facts as contained in the retired senior officer’s service

“Records available indicate that Buhari applied to join the military as a form six student of the Provincial Secondary School, Katsina, on Oct. 18, 1961.

“His application was duly endorsed by the principal of the school, who also wrote a report on him and recommended him to be suitable for military commission.

“It is a practice in the Nigerian Army that before candidates are shortlisted for commissioning into the officers’ cadre of the service, the selection board
verifies the original copies of credentials as presented.

“There is no available record to show that this process was followed in theb1960s,” Mr. Laleye said.

Following the forthcoming general election, as directed by the INEC, almost all the candidates had submitted their credentials but only president Buhari. He only submitted an affidavit which reads:

                   “I am the above named person and the
                     deponent of this affidavit herein. All my
                    academic qualification documents as filled
                    in my Presidential form, APC/001/2015 are
                    currently with the Secretary of the Military
                    Board as of the time of this affidavit,”

President Buhari on Friday stated that his credentials is still with the army.

Meanwhile, the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku submitted relevant documents, with a Diploma in Law in 1969 from the Ahmadu Bello University being his highest qualification.

The former vice-president also attached tax returns indicating that he had paid N10.8m in tax from 2015 to 2017 while declaring his income within the period
as N60.2m.

Mr Atiku is Mr Buhari’s major contender in the forthcoming presidential election.Recall that we earlier reported that President Buhari debunked major news last two days that he had no certificate.