– PDP says that Keyamo has admitted that President Muhammadu Buhari has no WAEC certificate.
– PDP says the onus lies on President Buhari to tender the certificate he claims to have.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has thrown a challenged at President Muhammadu Buhari to tender his West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate, before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary in a statement released in Abuja on Monday dared the president to do so instead of allowing Festus Keyamo, his campaign spokesperson, insult the sensibility of Nigerians.
Keyamo had earlier today said that certificate was not needed by anyone to become the President or governor in the country.
He, however, pointed that it is an offence for a candidate to present a forged result to the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which will automatically disqualify such aspirant.
Describing the tactic being used by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as lame and diversionary the PDP therefore called on Nigerians to note that in claiming that an aspirant does not need WAEC certificate, but the ability to speak English, to contest for the office of the President, the Buhari Presidency, through Festus Keyamo, has finally admitted that President Buhari does not have a WAEC certificate as he claimed in his INEC form.
The opposition party which said that such action is completely inexcusable for President Buhari to swear to an affidavit to claim an educational qualification he does not possess noted that an attempt to deceive the public using a defective reading and skewed interpretation of a section of the constitution cannot exonerate President Buhari.
According to the opposition party, Section 295 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) is very clear on issues of interpretations and reference to questions of law.
It, therefore, maintained that the onus is on President Buhari, as ‘Mr. Integrity’ to tender the certificate he claims to possess before the tribunal instead of this lame diversion from Presidential aides.”