While speaking to Channels TV, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president, Femi Adesina condemned the statement of the opposition party which described Buhari to have been entangled in a “web of corruption by trying to launder his WAEC certificate scandal.”
“Critics will always try to poke holes in things even if there is nothing to criticize some people are so contentious so they would not be satisfied with anything from the presidency.
“For us in the presidency, the issue of Buhari’s WAEC certificate is dead, for those who do not believe you cannot convince them. If in 2015 15m people voted for the president despite concocted crisis a lot more will vote in 2019.”
“I call it superfluity of naughtiness, a storm in a teacup which is coming from a party that has run out of ideas, it has nothing to offer Nigerians and if they don’t hang whatever they are saying around the president they have nothing to say.
“For us, the issue is there and we would not contend with anybody on it, there is no issue here with the President certificate, anybody that wants to continue to beat a dead horse is welcome. That WAEC issue is dead,” he said.
It will be recalled that the People Democratic Party said that for the president to be “remorseful and apologizing to Nigerians,” he his trying to lead the nation astray with his certificate.
The spokesperson of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan said in a statement:
“The Presidency displayed the highest form of corruption and decadence by involving in manipulations, forgery and lies in an attempt to hoodwink Nigerians with bogus claims even when it had become clear that Mr. President does not possess the claimed WAEC certificate.
“Nothing is more humiliating to our nation than having our Presidency entangled in high-level of international corruption involving the name and personality of the President, the latest being the procuring and parading of fake WAEC certificate
“We note that the development has further worsened the image of the President, whose administration is overburdened by allegations of ginormous financial corruption and which has not been able to provide explanation for the over N10 trillion siphoned under its watch, particularly in the oil and gas sector.
“The world now knows why the Buhari Presidency lacks the rectitude to genuinely fight corruption and the reason it has been harbouring liars, fraudulent individuals including certificate forgers both in ministerial and other top government positions as well as running the most corrupt administration in the history of our nation.”