The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate at the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar have both told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) that President Muhammadu Buhari lied about his academic qualifications.
According to the PDP in their response to President Buhari’s reply to the tribunal that he was more qualified for the election, Atiku has displayed his credentials for all to see but the President has failed to exhibit his credentials which he claims to possess.
The PDP and Atiku are at the PEPT to compel the incumbent President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, to direct the Army, where he once served, to make his credentials public.
They added: “In further response to Paragraph 381(iv) of the second respondent’s reply, aver that the petitioners have no knowledge of any certificates or alleged qualifications issued to the second respondent (Buhari), but contend that second respondent falsely represented that his certificates are in the custody of the Nigerian Army when the second respondent, by his own admission, is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
“In further response to Paragraph 381(iv) of the second respondent’s reply, the petitioners aver that the second respondent as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria could easily order the Army Secretary to produce the certificates allegedly submitted, if they actually exist.
“Contrary to Paragraph 381 (i-iv) of the second respondent’s reply, the petitioners aver that the second respondent does not possess the educational qualification he claimed to have in his INEC Form CF001 submitted to the first respondent (INEC), having not been attached as required.
“In reply to Paragraph 383 of the second respondent’s reply, the petitioners aver that the first petitioner (Atiku) is eminently qualified to contest election for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and had indeed attached evidence of his educational qualifications to his INEC Form CF001 submitted to the first respondent, unlike the second respondent (Buhari) who did not attach evidence of the qualifications he claimed in his INEC Form CF001 because he does not possess them as he falsely claimed.”
Latest posts by Ripples Nigeria (see all)
- Ekweremadu’s assault and the dynamics of revolution - August 19, 2019
- My attackers acted under the influence of drugs and alcohol —Ekweremadu - August 19, 2019
- Court orders Nigerian govt to pay Benue communities N8bn over 2001 military invasion - August 19, 2019