A human rights group in Nigeria, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has called on the newly appointed Minister of Defence, Monsur Dan-Ali and the authority of the Nigeria Army to bring out the controversial Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) of the President and Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd).
General Buhari had before the election insisted that his controversial original Certificate was with the authority of the Nigeria Army.
The rights group in the seven (7) days ultimatum said that failure of President Buhari to order the authority of Nigerian Army as their Commander-in-Chief, to release his original Senior School Certificate, which he used to be enlisted in the Army, would amount to “blatant lie of the highest order from the acclaimed incorruptible President Buhari.”
In a statement issued and signed by the CHRSJ’s Executive Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, he said, “Following the recent statement credited to the new Defence Minister, Monsur Dan-Ali over disappearance of the purported original Secondary School Certificate of General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) in the custody of Nigeria Army, which General Buhari claimed to be with the Country’s Military authority, prior to the 2015 presidential election. General Buhari has become elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria now and he is the Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces, no Military authority will have temerity to keep his Military Service file now and he should not hesitate to order them to bring out his (Buhari) original controversial Secondary School Certificate now within seven (7) days for doubting Thomas to see.
“We believe that if you are preaching equity, you must come with clean hands. Failure to bring the Certificate out within the stipulated time would tantamount to the country being governed by the un-certificated President and former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Kenneth Minimah will be vindicated for saying the truth that the controversial Buhari’s certificate was not with the authority of the Nigeria Army then and new Defence Minister, Monsur Dan-Ali, will be disappointed”.
CHRSJ boss, therefore, maintained that the group would not hesitate to write the International Communities as being empowered by the Freedom of Information Act, to prevail on the authority of the Nigeria Army to bring out the controversial original Secondary School Certificate of Mr. President, explaining that the human rights group would not allow the Nigeria Army and President Muhammadu Buhari to lay down bad precedent in our democratic system.