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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari again failed to provide the electoral body with his certificates and claimed that they were in the custody of the military.
As he claimed in 2015, Mr Buhari again failed to attach necessary supporting documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) but insisted they were in the custody of the military.
According to local newspaper, The Punch, in the affidavit which Buhari swore to, he said, “I am the above named person and the deponent of this affidavit herein. All my academic qualification documents as filled in my Presidential form, APC/001/2015 are currently with the Secretary of the Military Board as of the time of this affidavit.”
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But Atiku submitted all relevant documents, with a Diploma in Law in 1969 from the Ahmadu Bello University being his highest qualification, The Punch said.
Over 70 out of the 91 political parties are presenting presidential candidates that will participate in the 2019 Presidential elections, The PUNCH added.
At the FCT office of the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday, over 70 names had been posted as of Thursday night.
The list was posted with INEC’s timetable which fixed October 25 for the publication of candidates of political parties across the country, the newspaper said.