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Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by Titilayodeji13(m): 12:16pm On Jan 27, 2015
THESE are interesting times. Muhammadu Buhari, the APC presidential candidate whose only policy plank is that he will fight against corruption without wavering, is not as straight-forward as he would have Nigerians believe. Buhari lied under oath. He perjured himself claiming his school-leaving certificate is with the military. This has now been revealed to be a tissue of lies.

This is a scandal of immense proportions in an aspiring presidential candidate. Under no circumstances should it be swept under the carpet. For this blatant perjury, Buhari must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. It should also lead to his disqualification from contesting for election as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

In the language of Buhari’s own anti-corruption rhetoric, Nigeria must be shown to be a nation of laws and of the rule of law. No man, no matter how highly-placed, no matter his ethnic or political pedigree, should be shown to be above the law. For this reason, a public example must be made of Buhari.

Non-existent certificates
Buhari has run for the presidency on three earlier occasions. On those occasions, he did not contravene any law with regard to his non-existent certificates because there were no provisions for them. However, with the new Electoral Act, there is now a requirement for proof of credentials. But instead of providing his certificates to INEC, as now required by law, Buhari deposed in an affidavit at a High Court in Abuja that: “All my academic qualifications documents as filled in my presidential form, President APC/001/2015, are currently with the Secretary, Military Board as of the time of presenting this affidavit.”

This affidavit has turned out to be false. The military board says it does not have Buhari’s academic qualification credentials. That means Buhari committed perjury when he swore on oath that the military has them. As a matter of fact, the military board does not even have the photocopies of Buhari’s credentials because he did not submit them when he enrolled into the Nigerian Army.

Maybe Buhari expected the military to let sleeping dogs lie about this. However, the Nigerian Army released the following statement which quickly gave the lie to Buhari’s affidavit: “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 that are presented. However, there is no available record to show that this process was followed in the 1960s. Neither the original copy, Certified True Copy (CTC); nor statement of result of Major General M Buhari’s WASC result, is in his personal file.”

Guilty of perjury: This denial by the army that it has Buhari’s certificates has put the APC presidential candidate on the horns of a dilemma. As I said, it shows Buhari committed perjury. In the bid to repair this damage, Buhari cobbled together a press conference during which he said the following: “I had assumed all along that all my records were in the custody of the Military Secretary of the Nigerian Army. Much to my surprise, we are now told that although a record of the result is available, there are no copies of the certificates in my personal file.”

This excuse is hogwash. An experienced politician like Buhari who is running for president surely has a panoply of aides, assistants and advisers. He should know that it is not acceptable for a man to swear an oath in court based on assumptions “all along.” Oaths are sworn as certification that what is said is true. Truth is not amenable to assumptions. Section 118 of the Nigerian criminal code reads: “Any person who commits perjury is liable to imprisonment for fourteen years.” This is the fate that must now befall Muhammadu Buhari who must not be allowed to be above the law.

Buhari stated in his affidavit that his academic qualification documents: “are currently with the Secretary, Military Board as of the time of presenting this affidavit.” However, the evidence indicates that Buhari must have known that this was not true at the time he swore on oath to this. This is because Buhari was the Military Secretary, Army Headquarters, from 1978-1979.

That means Buhari should not be believed when he says: “I had assumed all along that all my records were in the custody of the Military Secretary of the Nigerian Army.” On the contrary, Buhari knows from his experience as Military Secretary that certified true copies of the credentials of military men are not kept with the military board. Nobody keeps the originals of their credentials with the organizations where they worked: only photocopies are kept there. Therefore, Buhari was just being disingenuous when he claimed his certificates were with the military.

New gambit
Having been thrown under the bus by the military brass, Buhari came up with another gambit. He now declared that Provincial Secondary School, Katsina (now known as Government College, Katsina), which he attended over 50 years ago, would make available to the public the school’s copy of his Cambridge/WASC certificate. In doing this, Buhari blundered yet again. He shows that, in spite of his highfalutin campaign on the platform of integrity, he does not believe in transparency.

Buhari failed to explain the contradiction in the letter of recommendation from his school principal to the military which suggests he had not graduated from school before he opted out to join the military. The principal said: “I recommend him fit for military commissioning. I consider that he will pass the WASC examination in English, Math and three other subjects.”

If you want to confirm your exam credentials, you don’t write to your school asking for a copy of your result; you ask the relevant examinations council to provide you with a copy of your result. Instead of Buhari to ask for his result from Cambridge/WASC, he asks for his primary school in Katsina to tell us his result. The primary school then presents a result that is inadmissible as evidence of Buhari’s result. It presents a result headlined “Katsina State Government,” when Katsina State did not even exist in 1961 when the result is alleged to have been given.

Inadmissible credentials
A statement of result by Katsina Provincial Primary School is inadmissible, according to Buhari’s INEC affidavit. To repeat: Buhari said in an oath to INEC that “all” his academic qualification documents are with the military. When that did not work, he turned to his primary school. But what his primary school provided is not his academic qualification document. It provided what is ostensibly a photocopy. However, in law, you cannot authenticate a document by providing the photocopy. You must provide the original.

The credentials Buhari needs to rest his case are with Cambridge/WASC; and only Buhari can apply to get them. Therefore, if he is really interested in putting this matter to rest, he should stop wasting time. The military board cannot apply for his credentials on his behalf; neither can Government College, Katsina.

The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), now known as Cambridge Assessment, affirms this position on its website. It says: “We can only confirm or verify results at the direct request of or with the permission of a candidate. This is in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.”

In short, Buhari should apply for and get his certificate by himself. That way, he would not have to go through the dubious circuitous routes he has been following to his detriment. If Buhari truly wants all the brouhaha over his certificate to die down, he needs to request for his certificate from Cambridge/WASC with the utmost urgency and quickly present this to INEC as proof of his compliance with electoral regulations. Otherwise, APC has a big problem in its hands.

Suspect documents: The document Government College, Katsina has presented is suspect. It contains an obvious alteration on the Mathematics column which effectively renders it invalid. Indeed, the document itself states that: “any alteration or erasure renders this Statement of Results invalid.” Other anomalies evident in the statement include a recent photograph on an old document; a wrong name (Mohamed instead of Muhammadu); and the absence of the principal’s name.

There are other nagging questions pertaining to the validity of the results published by the Katsina State government. How come the expectations of Buhari’s grades as expressed by his principal turn out to be virtually the mirror-image of his alleged results? This suggests the likelihood Katsina State might have fabricated the Statement of Results to fit in with the grades predicted by the principal. In effect, the evidence suggests that what Buhari has asked Government College, Katsina to present to INEC as evidence of his credentials is a forged certificate. According to Section 137 (10) of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution: “A person shall not be qualified for election to the office of President if he has presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission.”

Anti-corruption stance
Forgery is implied in this case because the Katsina Ministry of Education issues the transcripts of an examination it did not conduct. The Ministry of Education, Katsina, did not conduct WASC exam in 1961. Therefore the ministry could not have issued Buhari a WASC certificate in 1961.

INEC cannot address this matter because in the precedence established in the case of Atiku Abubakar in 2007, only the judiciary has the power to ban a candidate. However, the courts are on strike at the moment. Nevertheless, Buhari needs to save himself and his party future embarrassment by coming clean now.

Many of us, knowing Buhari’s antecedents, have always insisted his anti-corruption stance is a ruse. Buhari “talks water but drinks wine.” He preaches anti-corruption but is surrounded and sponsored by the corrupt. This scandal of his non-existent certificate has again confirmed our fears. Buhari is not fit to be president of Nigeria. As soon as the judiciary strike is over, Buhari must be prosecuted for perjury to the full extent of the law.
www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/muhammadu-buhari-lied-oath/

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by adioolayi(m): 12:17pm On Jan 27, 2015
He should go to court or keep shut forever!

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by oluwakekz(m): 12:18pm On Jan 27, 2015
Op pls wake up. SAI BUHARI change or I........

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by DickDastardly(m): 12:19pm On Jan 27, 2015
Femi on point cool grin

They will now start calling him a TANOID grin

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by Trailblazer1(m): 12:23pm On Jan 27, 2015
Buhari wants to lie his way to Change


I insist that for lying under oath, buhari should be stripped of all his military honours and sent to jail.

He is a bad model for change

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by Curlieweed: 12:29pm On Jan 27, 2015
Another great article from the very articulate Femi.

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by PassingShot(m): 12:31pm On Jan 27, 2015
Like Femi Fani-Kayode like Femi Aribisala.

I think the case has already been taken to court. So, why not STFU?

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by Nobody: 12:32pm On Jan 27, 2015
This is very bad of one who many crave for to be their leader. God bless President GEJ.

Was so surprise on the AIT documentary that he also jailed Femi in his draconian years. God will never allow us to see such period again where freedom of expression will be denied.

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by Nobody: 12:47pm On Jan 27, 2015
our Yoruba brothers by name Femi have shown that sentiments aside, they are a force to reckon with when it comes to taking a stand and following it through.

They have also proven that they have certificates and can boldly show it to the world, you cant even dare to ask them for it cos they emit wisdom and good understanding of what they are doing.

we had the nerve to insist on Buharis showing his own grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

one is Fani the other is Aribisala, they are both femi and they are good at oratory, GEJ sure knows how to put square pegs in square holes.

no wonder the Russian ruble is crashing while the naira is a bit stable. recall that Russia is a world power while Nigeria is a third world country

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by Solupeace: 12:51pm On Jan 27, 2015
If the FG fails to follow this established case of perjury to its logical conclusion then we are done for. The constitution cannot be suspended for any individual,not even FailBuhari.

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by AlfaSeltzer(m): 1:02pm On Jan 27, 2015
It will be a miracle for Buhari to sit in Aso Rock this year. APC better start preparing for 2019 because this one is as well as over.

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by drss(m): 1:37pm On Jan 27, 2015
myhoodlink:
This is very bad of one who many crave for to be their leader. God bless President GEJ.

Was so surprise on the AIT documentary that he also jailed Femi in his draconian years. God will never allow us to see such period again where freedom of expression will be denied.
Pls where can I download this AIT documentary online?

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by Nobody: 1:39pm On Jan 27, 2015
drss:

Pls where can I download this AIT documentary online?

Just search online. It's everywhere

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by LFJ: 1:46pm On Jan 27, 2015
The same trash from the same person that belong to team of incompetent man that cannot campaign on his achivements after almost six years in office. Shame on you femi, shame on you Jonathan for wasting all the goodwill given to you out hope that you will make a significant change in our lives.
Instead of you to admit that you failed us, and allow us to rest in peace, you begin to hire all these fo.o.ls to dance naked in the market to celebrate your failure.

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by GBTYO: 1:48pm On Jan 27, 2015
They will ignore this.

By 'they,' I mean the online shilling crew of the APC.

Buhari has no case until he provides us with his certificates from Cambridge.

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by clevvermind(m): 2:11pm On Jan 27, 2015
buhari should be prosecuted for this. it should not be swept under the carpet. let him go and defend himself in court.

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by abuc: 4:49pm On Jan 27, 2015
There are too many facts in this article that one should not ignore.

[b]Buhari has run for the presidency on three
earlier occasions. On those occasions, he
did not contravene any law with regard to
his non-existent certificates because there
were no provisions for them. However,
with the new Electoral Act, there is now a
requirement for proof of credentials. But
instead of providing his certificates to
INEC, as now required by law, Buhari
deposed in an affidavit at a High Court in
Abuja that: “All my academic
qualifications documents as filled in my
presidential form, President
APC/001/2015, are currently with the
Secretary, Military Board as of the time of
presenting this affidavit.”
This affidavit has turned out to be false.
The military board says it does not have
Buhari’s academic qualification
credentials. That means Buhari committed
perjury when he swore on oath that the
military has them. As a matter of fact, the
military board does not even have the
photocopies of Buhari’s credentials
because he did not submit them when he
enrolled into the Nigerian Army.
Maybe Buhari expected the military to let
sleeping dogs lie about this. However, the
Nigerian Army released the following
statement which quickly gave the lie to
Buhari’s affidavit: “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 that are presented. However,
there is no available record to show that
this process was followed in the 1960s.
Neither the original copy, Certified True
Copy (CTC); nor statement of result of
Major General M Buhari’s WASC result,
is in his personal file.”[/b]

Buhari statements do not add up. Olisa Agbakoba SAN also made mention of this last 2 weeks on Channels TV.

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by stebell(m): 4:58pm On Jan 27, 2015
Femi always on point.
GEJ is the man.

Cc:
Barcanista, egift, omenka, donphilopus, berem, orlandoowoh, Abagworo, argon500 and the rest of Buharistan yu guys are needed here.

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by sirajdinsaudi: 7:14pm On Jan 27, 2015
Go and die

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by ayukdaboss(m): 7:14pm On Jan 27, 2015
Forgery is implied in this case because the Katsina Ministry of Education issues the transcripts of an examination it did not conduct. The Ministry of Education, Katsina, did not conduct WASC exam in 1961. Therefore the ministry could not have issued Buhari a WASC certificate in 1961.
See this one. Did the Ministry of Education, Katsina ever claim that they conducted the WASC examination in 1961? Besides the second document containing the list of students who sat for the examination in 1961 carried the logo of Cambridge University. Where did the Ministry claim they awarded Buhari a certificate in 1961 or is it possible that this lawyer too doesn't know the difference between a Statement of Result and a Certificate just like these silly TANoids?? Taking Buhari to court is not a problem, but the problem comes where you start using false stories as your defence.

Your moment of fame will soon be over Mr. Lawyer and by then you might have made a fool of yourself.

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by Nobody: 7:14pm On Jan 27, 2015
Hmmm
Make dem crucify am, abeg...
He RULED when TV SET was BLACK & WHITE..
NOW we have COLOURED ,he still insists on being a RULER...

What manner of man are u...?
Is it untill TV turns BLANK u will stop..?

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by hazyfm1: 7:14pm On Jan 27, 2015
[size=28pt]prison don dey hungry you again abi[/size]
grin grin grin grin cheesy cheesy cheesy grin grin grin


I THINK BUHARI NEEDS TO COME OUT STRAIGHT WITH US, LET'S GET THIS CERTIFICATE SHIIIT BEHIND US, PEOPLE ARE DYING... WE CAN'T KEEP HOLDING OUR BREATH ON CERTIFICATE THIS, CERTIFICATE THAT...
THERE ARE MORE PRESSING ISSUES IN NIGERIA

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by atlwireles: 7:15pm On Jan 27, 2015
Buhari was always a counterfeit. Nigerians are just seeing the Oluwole man exposed for all to see. grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by prettyjo(f): 7:15pm On Jan 27, 2015
nothing dey to comment

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by Arysexy(m): 7:15pm On Jan 27, 2015
Buhari is falling down , falling down, falling down.

Buhari is falling down, my fair lady!

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by BokoHaramm: 7:15pm On Jan 27, 2015
Femi, Fani and AYo are the three wise men from the West. They know how to take APC and GMB to the cleaners. I'm back bring it on.

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by free2ryhme: 7:15pm On Jan 27, 2015
Titilayodeji13:

www.vanguardngr.com/2015/01/muhammadu-buhari-lied-oath/


Mr. Femi Aribisala, stop ranting on here.....go to court. Ode!

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by Nobody: 7:16pm On Jan 27, 2015
The stupid illiterate cow rearer whom his pathetic daughter can't spell "fourth" is really a disgrace to uneducated Nigerians.

The rétard should just resign from contesting - he has done himself more harm than good.

APC is fraud!

Don't be awed if anencephalic dolts called APC E-rats come to defend mediocrity portrayed by their master. embarassed

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by siegfried99(m): 7:16pm On Jan 27, 2015
grin
Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by asEdeyHOT: 7:16pm On Jan 27, 2015
Yes, another anti- Buhari thread

Thanks Mod for bringing it to the Front Page

GEJ till 3499

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by ichidodo(m): 7:16pm On Jan 27, 2015
We don't understand the APC's rationality of fielding an ancient illiterate to take charge of a relative sophisticated country like ours, we are looking at the crosshairs of greed,self interest and sheer desperation on the part of thieffnubu, Buhari et al.. Now the anticorrupt toga has been swept off Buhari's person and Nigerians can view the hypocritical disgusting scum that is buhari...it is like faeces sprayed with the costliest of perfumes and passed off -via massive propaganda,violence,intimidation and blackmail-to Nigerians as 'change'..

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Re: Buhari, A 'Man Of Integrity', Lied Under Oath - Femi Aribisala by BlackTechnology: 7:16pm On Jan 27, 2015
grin wink

APC is about control of federal resources

Is only the gullible that thinks its about change.


Tinubu is a confirmed evil personality


As for Buhari he will realise that no ethnic group is a slave group



If quota system is applied in admission into schools and federal jobs/appointments to give unqualified Northerners a say,

We must apply quota system in ensuring that ethnic groups of few thousands are allowed to RULE Nigeria


What is good for A is also good for B

Say No To Internal colonialism

Say No To Political Slavery

Say No To Born To Rule


Hypocrisy must not be allowed to thrive grin

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