President Buhari has faulted the petition filed by the PDP and Atiku, noting that they are more about pre-election issues, which the Court of Appeal, sitting as a tribunal lacked jurisdiction.
He made this known when his counsel Wole Olanipekun (SAN), told the Tribunal yesterday April 17th, that President was far more qualified than Atiku and challenged Atiku to produce his academic credentials before the tribunal.
He also argued that the petitioners told lies against themselves in the petition and made conflicting claims which the tribunal cannot grant.
Buhari also noted that he’s more qualified and have the requisite academic qualification to contest election for the office of the President.
Read his statement below:
“The respondent avers that he is far more qualified, both constitutionally and educationally, to contest and occupy the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria than the 1st petitioner (Atiku) and that in terms of educational qualifications, training and courses attended, both within and outside Nigeria, he is head and shoulder above the 1st petitioner in terms of acquisition of knowledge, certificates, laurels, medals, and experience.
“Respondent states further that it is the 1st petitioner, who is not qualified to contest the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and challenges the educational credentials and certificates of the 1st petitioner.
“1st petitioner is hereby given the notice to produce and tender his educational certificates, indicating the schools attended by him, with dates.”