- Says Buhari is qualified to contest through other routes.
- Says Buhari failed to use that opportunity to improve that electoral (system) before the election.
Segun Showunmi, the Spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Paty (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council has said that President Muhammadu Buhari told what he described as a lie of a fundamental nature about his certificate in the build-up to the 2019 general elections.
Reacting to the judgement of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal which affirmed the President’s election for another term in office after PDP’s case on the certificate issue was struck out, Sowunmi, a member of the PDP wunmi said he was unhappy with President Buhari for some reasons.
Speaking during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, Sowunmi noted that “with profound respect, nobody in the PDP would have said Buhari is not qualified in all material particulars, that’s not the case.
“The case is simply that he told a lie of a fundamental nature. No one will say he is not qualified through other routes.”
Meanwhile, PDP and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election has proceeded to the Supreme Court to appeal the judgment which struck out their petition against the re-election of Buhari.
He defeated his closest rival, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, to extend his tenure in office.
Also listed as respondents in the suits are President Buhari’s party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Speaking on Buhari not granting assent to the amended electoral act, the PDP member expressed his disappointment that the president faile to use the opportunity to enhance electoral process.
“For the first time, it done on me what he had to endure three times in a row and how up-hilling this duty of how do you prove election fraud.
“I am a little bit unhappy with him that he didn’t really use that opportunity to improve that electoral (system) before the election,” he pointed.