By Biola Adebayo
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to tender his West African Examination Certificate (WAEC) to the presidential election petitions tribunal.
The PDP in a statement said if truly the President had the WAEC as he claimed, he should tender it before the tribunal, instead of allowing his campaign spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, to “insult” the sensibility of Nigerians with lame attempt at diversionary tactics.
The party also called on Nigerians to note that by 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 documentation.
The statement issued on Monday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said it is completely inexcusable for President Buhari to swear to an affidavit to claim an educational qualification he did not possess.
“An attempt to deceive the public using a defective reading and skewed interpretation of a section of the constitution cannot exonerate President Buhari,’’ said the statement.
The statement said,“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 from Presidential aides,” the party said.