Certificates: Atiku says he didn’t forge his certificates – Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for president in 2023, has denied rumors about his secondary school certificate.
Atiku corrected what seemed to be a mistake in his secondary school certificate while speaking through one of his media assistants, Chief Dele Momodu. On Tuesday, Momodu clarified the situation in a message on his X (formerly known as Twitter) account.
Atiku says he didn’t forge his certificates and explained that the clarification was required as a result of the All Progressives Congress, APC, members’ accusations of forgery against Atiku.
In contrast to his other credentials, he pointed out that some members of the ruling party had questioned the name “Sadiq Abubakar” on Atiku’s WAEC certificate.
Momodu claimed that the former vice president received the charges and responded with an explanation for the inconsistency.
He 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 Abubakar 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 an instant and direct response? he asked.