A human rights group in Nigeria, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has warned the Presidency under the headship of President Muhammadu Buhari against the threatening of a Private Lawyer, Barrister Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe over his stance on the case instituted against President Buhari for alleged lack of prerequisite West Africa School Certificate (WASC) to contest the March 28, 2015 Presidential election, insisting that Buhari lacked the least requirement of School Certificate to stand for the election as required by Form CF001 of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC).
It disclosed that this issue of Certificate forgery would continue reoccurrence until President Buhari presented his acclaimed School Certificate to the whole world which it should not different in contents from the ‘Statement of Results’ shown to the whole world in February 2015 during a purported Press conference at the wake of 2015 Presidential election, recalling that the First Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Salisu Buhari in this political dispensation were removed from office and hallow Chamber of the National Assembly as a result of Toronto University Certificate forgery .
Reacting to the threat of the Presidency by its Spokesperson, Mr. Garba Sheu against Nwolocha-Ahaaiwe , through a signed statement by the CHRSJ’s Executive Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman which a copy was made available to newsmen on Monday, stated that no amount of threat from the Presidency against the courageous Legal Practitioner, could stop the truth of the matter before the Court of Competent jurisdiction, Presided over by Justice Adeniyi Ademola.
Rights activist who urged President Buhari to tender unreserved apology for the great stigma he brought to the country as a result of his failure to present the acclaimed West Africa School Certificate (WASC) to the public by taking the honourable step of tendering his voluntary resignation from office of the President, saying that the era of impunity has become the thing of the past in the land.
Speaking further on the threat issue against Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, Comrade Sulaiman who saluted the courage of the Abuja based Legal Practitioner, maintaining that Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe has put himself in the shoe of our late Legal giant and fearless, credible, incorruptible, genuine social crusader and conscience of the nation, Chief Gani Fawehinmi,SAM,SAN, throwing the group weight behind the genuine cause of the Certificate saga of Mr. President, adding that this was the reason why, the British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameroon called Nigeria, a fantastically corrupt country recently.
According to him, “This is high time we call a spade a spade. The well meaning Nigerians, particularly, the Northern leaders should tell President Muhamamdu Buhari to present his Cambridge WASC certificate to the public as being claimed in the INEC Form CF001.From all indications, President Buhari did not sit for the west Africa School Certificate(WASC) Examination and Buhari just joined the Nigeria Army with a ‘Letter of Recommendation’ from his Principal instead of School Certificate.This is a fraud of highest order which should not be allowed to stand during this hard earned democratic era. Mr. Salishu Buhari was just removed from the Lower Chamber of the National Assembly because of Toronto forgery Certificate Saga at the wake of this current democratic dispensation. President Buhari should just tender his voluntary resignation because he did not qualify to contest for the election at the initial stage. The lack of educational qualification of the President really shows in the way and manner the country is being governed presently.
“With this development, Buhari has committed a criminal offence of not being able to provide the original certificate of his acclaimed WASC’s Statement of Result’. Barrister Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe has constitutional rights to express his opinion on any issue of national importance like this nature. This is how some hoodlums were physically attacked late Chief Gani Fawehinmi at the High Court Premises in Lagos State during the trial of alleged Chicagogate forgery case against the then Lagos State governor, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu”.
He faulted the nation’s electoral body under the then Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jegga for not disqualifying Buhari from the
presidential race of March 28, 2015 election, noting that this development shown the level of compromise by the electoral body during the run-up to the election, describing the threat by the Presidency as a ruse, undemocratic, satanic and unconstitutional which was against the tenets of democracy.
Sulaiman who doubles as Chairman, Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEOS), then called on the authority of the security agencies in the land to beef up security around the Barrister Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, noting that Presidency should be held responsible if anything bad happened to the legal luminary, adding that the genuine pro-democracy activists would not allow President Buhari and his co-travelers to return the country back to the despotic military dark days.