The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Judiciary to uphold justice and not be taken in by political sentiment.
The party was reacting to a video interview by the Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who spoke about the contentious secondary school certificate examination result of President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Judiciary to uphold justice.
Lai in a Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily video clips in circulation trending on social media said “53 years after a fellow has left secondary school, 53 years, I think we should pardon him is he does not even know where he has kept it”.
Blueprint investigation revealed that it is true that the minister made the comment, however, it was sometime in 2015.
PDP national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, who insisted that the video was recent and not doctored, Sunday called on President Mujammadu Buhari to save the judiciary and the nation further troubles by throwing in the towel and vacating the presidential seat following an alleged admission that he does not possess a WAEC certificate.
Ologbondiyan said “Our party mocks the Buhari presidency for pushing out the video wherein the Minister pleaded with Nigerians to pardon President Buhari over his false WAEC certificate claims.
“PDP notes the deliberate ploy of Alhaji Lai Mohammed to appeal to sentiments, seeing that Mr President had failed to defend himself before the presidential petition tribunal, he added.
“From the official pronouncement by the minister on a 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.
PDP national publicity secretary urged the Judiciary to consider the evidence before it and rescue the nation “by expediting its verdict to point to nothing other than the justice of the matter in the Presidential election petition”.