2023: Atiku, others at risk as Reps to raise candidates’ minimum education qualification

The Home of Representatives has handed, for second studying, a invoice to bar folks with out college levels from contesting the presidential place.

To contest for federal and state legislature and governorship seats, a candidate will want a minimal of a college diploma.

The invoice, sponsored by Oriyomi Onanuga, seeks to amend sections 66, 106, 131 and 171 of the 1999 Structure as amended.

The proposed invoice, if handed, implies that lawmakers, governors and presidents should have a minimal qualification of a Bachelor diploma, a Larger Nationwide Diploma, Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) and different diploma equal certificates.

A number of politicians in Nigeria use secondary college or main college certificates to run for workplace.

Former Vice President and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Occasion on the final common election, Atiku Abubakar, offered a Diploma Certificates as his highest qualification. Mr Abubakar is believed to be interested by operating for president in 2023.

It’s not solely Mr Atiku that offered lower than a college diploma or equal. Omoyele Sowore, the candidate of the African Motion Congress (AAC) additionally offered a Senior Secondary Faculty Certificates, WAEC, as his highest qualification.

On Tuesday, the Home debated the overall precept of the invoice and handed it for second studying. The invoice was subsequently transmitted to the Committee on Structure Modification.

If handed, politicians with out {qualifications} as much as diploma degree can be dominated out. Supply: DailyPost

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