Misbau Lateef: Buhari’s Certificate, Atiku’s Nigerianness and the Nigerian Constitution

Misbau Lateef: Buhari’s Certificate, Atiku’s Nigerianness and the Nigerian Constitution

On their surfaces, the recurring issues around President Muhammadu Buhari’s school certificate and the latest buzz about the citizenship of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar truly appear very laughable and even ridiculous. I mean how can one say that President Muhammadu Buhari, a commissioned soldier, war-time hero, former minister, retired army general, former head of state, and now a two-term democratically elected President of Nigeria, did not receive an education up to a school certificate level or its equivalent?