PDP to Buhari: ”Tender Your WAEC Certificate At The Tribunal”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Buhari to tender his West African Examination Certificate, to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. The party stated this while reacting to the comment made by the spokesperson of the Buhari Campaign Orgnaization, Festus Keyamo, who in a recent interview with Channels TV, said having a WAEC certificate is not a prerequisite to run for President or Governor in Nigeria.
In a statement signed and released by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party 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 Buhari Presidency, through Festus Keyamo, has finally admitted that President Buhari does not have a WAEC certificate as he claimed in his INEC form.
According to the party, it is completely inexcusable for President Buhari to swear to an affidavit to claim an educational qualification he does 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.
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 statement in part read