The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has accused the West African Examination Council (WAEC) of manufacturing a doctored result for President Muhammadu Buhari.
The examination council presented an attestation certificate and confirmation of school certificate result to Buhari on Friday.
Iyi Uwadiae, WAEC registrar, presented the certificate to the president at the presidential villa in Abuja.
In a statement issued by Ikenga Ugochinyere, CUPP spokesman, the group alleged that the examination body “manufactured an after thought confirmation of result” not backed with any evidence to show that the president sat for the exam.
CUPP described the release of the attestation certificate result as a desperate effort to mislead the court and shield Buhari from being disqualification in the 2019 presidential election .
The party accused WAEC of succumbing to a “high level pressure” to issue out the document.
It alleged that the result was meant to mislead Nigerians and the court to believe that Buhari wrote the exam.
“Let Nigerians be reminded that few days ago the opposition raised an alarm that there was ongoing move to tamper with the records of WAEC and pressure the leadership into manufacturing a result for President Buhari,” the statement read.
“Today’s action of WAEC have vindicated our earlier fears and confirmed our stand that WAEC is now competing with Oluwale Market in manufacturing documents.”
The CUPP challenged WAEC to publicly display the original 1961 ledger and booklet containing the scores and names of students who sat for the exam in the provincial secondary school, Kastina, (now called Government Secondary School) to back up the confirmation of result issued to the president or apologise to Nigerians for attempting to mislead them.
It noted that no amount of engineered misinformation can change the mind of the electorate from voting out the “incompetent regime of Buhari that have destroyed the Nigerian economy, divided our people and made our nation insecure”.
There has been controversy over whether or not the president wrote the O’Level exam having claimed in his affidavit to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that his original credentials were with the military.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the main opposition party, had threatened to go to court over the certificate saga.