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Buhari Smuggles Certificate To INEC 40 Days After Submission Deadline -Fani-Kayode Alleges

Femi Fani-Kehinde

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja – The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, of smuggling his certificate through the back door to the Independent National Electoral Commission 40 days after the close of submission as required by law.

The Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode in a statement on Wednesday said that if the claim of Buhari is true, it follows that the INEC is culpable.

Fani-Kayode said:

“Yesterday, General Muhammadu Buhari made a shocking and belated disclosure that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has his documents. He has not been specific about the documents he is referring to but it is very clear that this is yet another squalid attempt to give the Nigerian people the impression that INEC has his certificate.

” If this is true, it represents a somersault from his original position which was that INEC has his affidavit and it once again reveals General Buhari for what he is.

With this latest antic, General Buhari is obviously trying to smuggle a newly acquired certificate into INEC through the backdoor.

“If this is true and if INEC allows such a thing to happen, it would put a serious question mark on its impartiality and credibility. It would mean that it has collected his newly-acquired certificate, 40 days outside the stipulation of the Law.

“We say this because Section 31(3) of the Electoral Act says INEC “shall within 7 days of the receipt of the receipt of the personal particulars of the candidate, publish same in the constituency…”

“Buhari’s words are as follows: “Well, I am not surprised. This is Nigeria. If people are “serious” about this issue, they ought to have listened to the LEGAL ADVISER of INEC” (Is Buhari saying Nigerians are unserious by seeking to know the truth?)

“Continuing, he says: “This is the first time, INEC by law has got those documents and they said they have got them. So anybody who has different view should go to court. So let them remain there.”

“Those were the words of General Muhammadu Buhari (NOT MOHAMMED BUHARI), the APC presidential candidate.

“It appears as if the more our alleged “Mr. Incorruptible” attempts to wash himself clean, the more he digs deeper in the pit of falsehood and perjury.”

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