PDP to Buhari: Tender your credentials
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to present his academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) or apologise to Nigerians if he has none.
The party said Buhari should fulfill his obligation like other presidential candidates, rather than bugging INEC with affidavits.
The PDP said in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan yesterday that while its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, had submitted his educational and other relevant documents to INEC, President Buhari is seeking ways to “short-circuit the system” instead of complying with the rules.
“Indeed, a situation where President Buhari has been dodging the certificate issue raises huge questions of integrity, which demands that he makes available his credentials, or apologize to Nigerians, if he has none, so that the nation can move ahead.
“President Buhari knows by now that Nigerians are no longer interested in his claims in an affidavit. PDP maintains that integrity strictly demands that President Buhari, particularly as the CommanderIn-Chief, writes to the military authorities directing them to forward his claimed credentials to INEC, as requisite evidence of compliance with a key requirement for election into the Office of the President, under section 131 (d) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended)”, the party said.