The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari should tender his West African Examination Certificate, which he claimed he has, to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal instead of allowing his campaign spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, “to insult the sensibility of Nigerians with a lame attempt at diversionary tactics.”
According to a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary, in Abuja on Monday, the party also wants 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 Keyamo, has finally admitted that President Buhari does not have a WAEC certificate as he claimed in his INEC form.
The PDP said it is completely inexcusable for President Buhari to swear to an affidavit to claim an educational qualification he does not possess.
The statement added: “An attempt to deceive the public using a defective reading and skewed interpretation of a section of the constitution cannot exonerate President Buhari.
“Moreover, Section 295 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) is very clear on issues of interpretations and reference to questions of law. “
The PDP, 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.