The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, addressed the discrepancies in his Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) certificate, as explained by his aide, Dele Momodu, on Tuesday through a post on his social media platform.
Atiku clarified the issue in response to allegations of forgery made against him by members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The concerns raised by some APC members centered around the name “Sadiq Abubakar” in Atiku’s WAEC certificate, which appeared different from his other credentials. Momodu, acting as the spokesperson for Atiku, relayed the accusations to the former Vice President, who provided an explanation for the discrepancy.
Momodu wrote, ”The APC busybodies have been bombarding me with allegations of forgery against my Principal, ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR (GCON), which I immediately forwarded to him and here is his copious response: ‘Yes I used Sadiq Abubakar to sit for my WAEC and after passing my exams I went to swear an affidavit to say I am the same person as ATIKU Abubakar. I went to ABU as Atiku Abuakar and passed my Exams as Atiku Abubakar. Interviewed as Atiku Abubakar by the Federal Civil Service Commission and hired into the Customs Service as Atiku Abubakar. So where is forgery there?’ – ATIKU ABUBAKAR
”CAN THE APC social media bullies forward the deluge of questions in circulation to their boss and get instant and direct response…
I SALUTE ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR…”