‘Why My WAEC Certificate Carries Different Name, Sadiq Abubakar, Says Atiku | #NwokeukwuMascot
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar has explained that he used Sadiq Abubakar as his name in his West African Examination Council exam.
He said that after passing the examination, he swore an affidavit and changed his name to Atiku Abubakar.The Director of Strategic Communications for the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, Dele Momodu made this known on Tuesday on his X (former Twitter) handle while clarifying the allegations of forgery against Atiku by members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Click here to see Adele Momodu tweet and comments on X(formerly known as Twitter).
Momodu explained that some members of the APC had questioned the name ‘Sadiq Abubakar’ on Atiku’s WAEC certificate as against his other credentials.
Momodu said he forwarded the accusations to the former Vice President, who also provided an answer for the discrepancy.
He said, “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 Abuakar 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?’
“CAN THE APC social media bullies forward the deluge of questions in circulation to their boss and get instant and direct response…”
"I SALUTE ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR…” the statement added.