Director of Media and Publicity of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode has asked the Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari to submit himself to the police to answer the cjarge of perjury.
“We reiterate our call on Gen Buhari to submit himself to the police to answer charges of perjury, having lied on oath about his academic qualifications. This is what a man who claims to represent integrity and due process ought to do in this situation.”
Fani-Kayode, at a press conference today in Abuja, also called on the authors and masterminds of result of General Buhari, which he said, were forged to come forward and be identified.
“If they fail to come forward voluntarily, we hereby call on the Police and other security Agencies to seek them out, find them, arrest them, interrogate them and prosecute them in accordance with the laws of the land.”
The PDP Presidential campaign spokesman said that it is unfortunate that the more General Buhari tries to extricate himself from the certificate crisis, the more he stumbles into a new phase in the unfolding narrative of his obvious complicity in a matter that borders on perjury and which has called his avowed integrity to question.
He said that a few hours after General Buhari’s Press conference in Kano, some documents appeared on various Media platforms purporting to be the APC candidate’s results released by his old school.
“Having carefully studied the statement of Result signed by the “school principal” and an “examination officer” of the Government College, Katsina, as well as the attached document titled UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE WEST AFRICA SCHOOL CERTIFICATE 1961, we wish to make the following observations and comments:
“The results sheet which was attributed to the Cambridge examination body is clearly a super imposition of one document on another as you will shortly see in the enlarged image of the result sheet as published. The column lines on the part where names are printed do not align with the blank columns while there is an introduction of extraneous lines on some other columns. ( PLEASE SEE IMAGE ON SCREEN)
“The document contains an obvious alteration on the Mathematics column of the candidate, Mohamed Buhari, who was assumed to have scored an “F” in the subject. This raises a very fundamental issue of validity in view of the fact that the accompanying result sheet states that “any alteration or erasure renders this statement of Results invalid.” This is the standard practice in all interpretation of documents especially academic records. The question we put to Gen Buhari and his party is whether this alteration was done by the University of Cambridge.
“One of the footnotes on the document purportedly issued by the University of Cambridge says “the results of this candidate in all subjects except English Language have been carried forward from the 1960 examination.” The question arising from this is: When exactly did Buhari sit for all the other subjects claimed to have been passed in the Secondary School Examination?
“Our conclusion from all these is that the documents purportedly released by Government College (Pilot) Katsina, upon which the APC Presidential candidates hopes to bury the doubt about his eligibility for next month’s election are forged, manipulated and fraudulently procured. They are therefore untenable in fact and in law.”