The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to tender his West African Examination Council certificate, which he claimed he has, to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said such was necessary instead of allowing his campaign spokesperson, Mr. Festus Keyamo, to “insult the sensibility of Nigerians with perceived lame attempt at diversionary tactics.”
Ologbondiyan in a statement also 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 Muhammadu Buhari presidency, through Keyamo, has finally admitted that Buhari does not have a WAEC certificate as Buhari claimed in his INEC form.”
According to him, it is completely inexcusable for Buhari to swear to an affidavit to claim an educational qualification he did not possess.
He said, “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, maintains 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 by presidential aides.”