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2023: Tinubu’s Running Mate, Masari’s Primary, Secondary School Original Certificates Missing

 The Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Kabiru Masari has informed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the loss of his original certificates.

This is coming amidst controversy around the primary and secondary school certificates of the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu. According to Nigerian Tribune, Masari in the credentials submitted to the electoral body attached an affidavit that he has lost his primary and secondary schools certificates. Masari noted that he attended Masari Primary school, Katsina State between 1972-78 and obtained a Grade 2 Certificate from Katsina Teachers College in 1982 and a Higher Certificate in 1995. The APC vice presidential candidate in the affidavit claimed that while on transit within Wuse, Area FCT, Abuja he lost his Certificate of Occupancy for land located in GRA, Katsina along with his Grade 2 Certificate from Katsina Teachers College and First Leaving Primary School Certificate issued by Masari Primary School, Katsina State, (1972-78). According to the extract from Police Diary obtained from Divisional Police Headquarter, Wuse Zone 3, Abuja attached to his particulars, “he further stated that all efforts made to trace the items proved abortive. “The complainant is issued with Police Extract and informed that the extract is not a substitute for the lost items and was advised to go to any competent court of law to swear to an affidavit to enable him to get a replacement from the issuing authority.” Masari’s affidavit read in part: “Ibrahim Kabiru Masari, male, Muslim, Nigerian citizen of Abubakar Rimi Crescent, National Assembly Quarters, Apo, FCT– Abuja, declare an oath and state as follows: “That I am the above-named persons and bonafide owner of the under-listed documents; “That sometimes in January 2021, while on transit within Wuse Area, FCT– Abuja, I discovered that my original Certificate of Occupancy of plot NoKT 17522, GRA Katsina Estate; Certificate of Kaduna State Development Centre from 1994-95; Grade 11 Certificate from Katsina Teachers College from 1979-83 and First Leaving School Certificate issued by Masari Primary School Katsina State from 1972-78 got lost; “That all efforts made to trace the documents proved abortive hence this affidavit. “That this affidavit is required for record purpose and for all authorities and persons concerned to take note. “That I make this declaration conscientiously, believing same to be true and by Oath Act 2004 LFN.”

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