Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied having any certificate scandal as reported recently in the heat of the same challenge rocking the political career of Senator Dino Melaye.
The Punch reports that Jonathan said his name was wrongfully mentioned among other leaders and politicians who have certificate issues.
Naij.com reports that in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, March 27 by Jonathan’s media adviser, Mr Ikechukwu Eze, the former president dismissed the claim as lies.
According to the statement, Jonathan had never been linked to any doubt, scandal or controversy concerning his academic qualifications.
The statement which noted that the classmates of the former president in all the schools he attended are still alive, added: “We really don’t know where this is coming from, but we wish to remain unambiguous in our assertion that this is obvious falsehood, since the former president has never been linked to any doubt, scandal or controversy concerning his academic qualifications.
“We are not aware of any probe, allegation or litigation relating to his very well known academic qualifications.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to restate that former President Jonathan’s educational records can easily be traced to St Michael’s Primary School, Oloibiri and Mater Dei High School, lmiringi where he obtained his first school leaving certificate and General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level respectively, as well as the University of Port Harcourt, where he received his Bachelor of Science, Master’s and Doctorate degrees.
“Luckily, many of former President Jonathan’s classmates from primary school through the university are still alive and are traceable.
“It is therefore obvious that there is no justification for this abstruse association, as there is nothing linking the former President to the story.”