(By Chris K.Amadi)-As candidates of various political parties in Nigeria submit their documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, ahead of the 2019 general elections, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has declared a yearly personal income of N20 million.
Alhaji Atiku, Nigeria’s former vice president, is the founder of American University in Yola and other campuses and reportedly has interests in Intels and business interests in agriculture, media and other sectors of the Nigerian economy.
On his own part, President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress is claiming that his credentials are still with the military.
In an affidavit which he personally swore, President Buhari 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.”
The non submission of the president’s certificate, which was triggered controversies and even a legal action, but which was later withdrawn for reasons that were unclear to many Nigerians prior to the 2015 election, is again generating reactions, with some citizens urging the Commander –in –Chief of the Armed Forces of Federal Republic of Nigeria to order the military to release his secondary school certificate, if he has one or vacate office.