Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted to the claim by the spokesman for the All Progressives Congress, APC, Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, that one does not need a WAEC certificate to become President of Nigeria.
Keyamo had in an interview on Sunday claimed that under the Nigerian constitution, one does not need a WAEC certificate to become President of Nigeria.
According to him, if you have occupied the public office for a reasonable length of time, you do not need a WAEC certificate to become president of Nigeria.
Keyamo said: “There are other levels of qualifications to run for the office of President. In fact, if you have occupied the public office for a reasonable length of time, by the provisions of the constitution, you do not even need a WAEC certificate to become President of Nigeria.
“It becomes extremely foolish for anybody who is not statutorily empowered to issue WAEC certificates to come and challenge the body that has the statutory power to issue certificates.”
Reacting on his Twitter page on Monday, Omokri wrote: “And if next year, we see a mass failure in WAEC, how would @MBuhari have the moral authority to say anything? When he has told our youths that they don’t need WAEC to secure the highest post in the land, who will now study? They will just say ‘to hell with WAEC’, I don’t need you!”