Twitter followers of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s personal assistant on social media, Bashir Ahmad, committed to each other on the photo of the president showing him among his classmates at his provincial school of Katsina in 1961.
The president, then young in the photo, is sitting fifth from the left, with two white men presumably as officials of his school.
In the run-up to the 2015 and 2019 presidential elections, the topics relating to the President’s certificate and academic qualification were issues related to the campaign.
Once again, in the present case presented before the presidential election petition court by the opposition PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, the President’s certificates also occupied a prominent place.
As a result, Ahmad’s tweet on the President’s Class VI photograph received criticism.
See the tweet:
Many of you talking rubbish here, with your watery university degrees are nowhere near as educated as a Colonel in the NIgerian Army. It’s a kind a illiteracy to not know what it takes to be a General in the Nigerian Army.
— MyGrandPapa (@MyGrandPapa) July 31, 2019
Is this a certificate?
— Ifeabunike Chukwudi (@Ifeabunike) July 31, 2019
Thanks for teaching us that the next time we are called for interview, going with certificate is not necessary. Just find your school picture and show them
— BlessedBeyondMeasure (@Drmuzoic) July 31, 2019
😂😂😂 the fear is real…
So picture is now your own definition of certificate? Bashiru, this your job can't be an easy one… Defending someone like buhari can't be easy 😂😂😂
— AMAA (@RosemaryOcheze) July 31, 2019
First, according to the picture, the person referred is Mohamed Buhari and not Mohammadu Buhari. Secondly, when has pictures become a certificate. We are asking for the certificate he got after the picture and not the picture. I thought you claim to be a journalist? OKPO!
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) August 1, 2019