Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s inability to present his secondary school certificate when he contested the 2019 presidential election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed the plea by the Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, urging that Nigerians pardon him.
The PDP held that President Buhari having deceived the entire country should vacate the sit of president quietly.
Speaking at a press conference yesterday (8th September) in Abuja, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that President Buhari “should save the judiciary and the nation further troubles by immediately throwing in the towel and vacating the presidential seat following the official admission that he (Buhari) does not possess a WAEC certificate, contrary to his claims and disposition before the law.”
The party went ahead to ridicule the Buhari led government for trying to buy the sympathy of Nigerians by circulating the video of Mohammed in an interview with Channels TV on the 6th of September, pleading with Nigerians to pardon President Buhari for being unable to present his WAEC certificate.
Ologbondiyan said that from the official pronouncement by the Minister on national television, it is no longer in dispute before all Nigerians that President Buhari does not possess the educational certificate he claimed in the affidavit he deposed to in his Presidential nomination form.
“In this latest shenanigan, President Buhari and his handlers ought to have known that the law, which the judiciary is bound to uphold, is a respecter of no man”. He noted.
Ologbondiyan on behalf of the PDP reminded President Buhari of how his Presidency vehemently applied the law in a similar circumstance to remove a head of an arm of government; a situation, which renders his plea for a pardon a complete nullity before the law.
However, “if President Buhari indeed seeks a pardon from Nigerians, he should do the needful by toeing the path of honour and vacating the Presidential seat without further delay”.