The media aide to the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, Valentine Obienyem has submitted that mischief makers are individuals guiding the sounds bordering the course of diploma received by his principal.
According to him, paper qualifications are not a measure of anyone’s knowledge or intelligence.
Obienyem manufactured the submission in a statement on Wednesday in which he reacted to the uproar that greeted the educational qualification of Obi primarily based on information released on Tuesday by the Independent National Electoral Fee (INEC).
INEC experienced prepared ‘degree’ as portion of the LP candidate’s tutorial qualification but some folks experienced absent forward to criticize the course of diploma, expressing it’s an normal pass.
Others argued that he didn’t current his degree outcomes to INEC.
On the other hand, in a statement built accessible to journalists on Wednesday, Obienyem explained his manager would have preferred to dismiss the mischief makers but it was vital to established the records staruight so as not to build any wrong effect in the polity.
He also attached a copy of Obi’s credentials and benefits to the statement.
The assertion study in portion, “It would have just essential publishing Mr. Peter Obi’s diploma outcome to halt the perennial discussion about the class of diploma he arrived out with.
“Each time I talked about it to him, Obi would restrain me from publishing. His stand is crystal clear: ‘Val, to me, education and learning is the progressive discovery of our ignorance. We discover every single working day. The possession of paper qualification is not, and can not come to be the evaluate of knowledge and intelligence.
“When folks debate what I graduated with, dismiss them. To make it possible for your self to turn out to be fixated on this sort of inane discourse is to imply that you do not have better matters to do.
“But I have always experienced a distinctive look at. Simple publication, not for the sake of debate, but to clear all doubts, primarily amongst these that are deceived.
“Yesterday, though INEC included ‘Degree’ to his qualifications, without having specifying the industry, mischief makers went to city. Some of them even went to the extent of implying that both he did not show up at university soon after all or he did not graduate.
“He continues to be the most probed and searched Nigerian. They wish they could detect faults in him as a mark of regard for the frailty of human mother nature.
“At this point, there is no require to confer with him. I experienced to access our manager instantly, Mr Oseloka Obaze. Hear him: ‘Val, go on and publish. If nearly anything occurs, inform him that I authorized. We need not appease mischief makers, but to crystal clear all doubts among the all gentlemen and females of goodwill who are truly anxious.”
Other Candidates Should really Publish Their Qualifications Way too
The media aide also threw a shade at the presidential candidates whose tutorial skills are shrouded in controversy, urging these kinds of people to appear public with their skills just as Obi has done.
He added “Also attached are his credentials as posted by INEC. Acquiring released the result, permit other folks whose credentials are doubted publish theirs.”