The Presidency has berated the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, describing its threat to challenge the West African School Certificate of President Muhammadu Buhari in court as a mere waste of time.
It said it had a record of the president’s WASC and higher qualifications.
“This certificate story is an old one. As Femi Adesina stated clearly, it is a settled issue in the courts. To approach the court to pursue a matter long settled by the temple of justice is an abuse of the judicial system. It is shameful, disgusting and disgraceful,” the Presidency said in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
The Presidency said it was clear to all that the PDP, allegedly facing an imminent humiliating defeat wanted to sow division and chaos by seeking the destruction of the institutional structures that supported the nation’s democracy.
It accused the party of attacking the courts, the police, and INEC commissioners.
“They are theatrical in spreading falsehoods against persons including the President.
“By doing these, they assume that they can take away attention from the discussions on issues gaining momentum in the country; the issue of internal security which has been jeopardized by years of near-zero investment under 16 years of the PDP; the provision of long-delayed infrastructure which the President is pioneering; corruption to which the PDP is incurably tied and the sustenance of the prevailing good days in the economy, a business-friendly government working day and night, creating more jobs and affordable life for the poor.”
The Presidency said election was not about the settled issues of certification.
“No matter how honeyed their sweet words, don’t believe them.
“Their evil record can never be washed away. The PDP set a record of murdering opponents of government and corruption on a scale never seen anywhere before.
“They put the national security at stake by diverting huge budgetary allocations to service their greed. Don’t believe their honeyed promises,” the Presidency urged Nigerians.