Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan Reacts to Ph.D Certificate Scandal



President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
 
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to insinuations that he is involved in a certificate scandal following a report by Punch yesterday.
 
He said it was wrong to have mentioned his names among prominent Nigerians that were said to have been involved in certificate scandal.
 
This was made public in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Jonathan’s Media Adviser, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze who dismissed the claim as lies, stressing that ex-President had “never been linked to any doubt, scandal or controversy concerning his academic qualifications.”
 
Eze said that classmates of the former President in all the schools he attended are still alive.
 
He said, “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.”

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