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Breaking News: Buhari sues Fani-Kayode over certificate forgery claim

General Muhammadu Buhari may have instructed his lawyers to file a libel action claiming billions of naira against Femi Fani-kayode, the director of media and publicity of President Good luck Jonathan ‘ s campaign for alleging that he forged his school certificate, can authoritatively report.

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Reliable sources from the ex-General’s camp, but who pleaded anonymity disclosed to that, General Buhari has vowed to file the case and fight to it logical conclusion in order to protect his name and integrity that Femi Fani-kayode is striving to destroy because of politics and in order to save his neck from the corruption related case pending against him in the High Court.

faniAccording to our source, General Buhari said this time he would never accede to a settlement of the proposed case as he did when he sued the current Media Adviser to the President , Mr. Reuben Abati.

It will be recalled that in 2011 after the general election General Buhari sued Mr. Abati for writing in his column in the Guardian Newspaper that it was General Buhari that instigated the violence that erupted in some part of the North after the result of the Presidential election was declared. The matter was later settled out of court after some eminent Nigerians intervened and pleaded with General Buhari to forgive and forget. The Guardian newspaper thereafter published an disclaimer and an apology to General Buhari in several editions saying that it was misled to publish the defamation against General Buhari.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign organisation has described the West African School Certificate result of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, as a “forgery.”

The Director of Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, at a news conference in Abuja, declared the result sheet issued by the Cambridge examination body as fake, adding that it was superimposed on another document

Fani-Kayode said: “The column lines on the part where names are printed do not align with the blank columns, while there is an introduction of extraneous lines on some other columns.

“The document contains an obvious alteration on the Mathematics column of the candidate, Mohamed Buhari, who was assumed to have scored an “F” in the subject.

“This raises a very fundamental issue of validity in view of the fact that the accompanying result sheet states that ‘any alteration or erasure renders this statement of Results invalid’.

“This is the standard practice in all interpretation of documents especially academic records. The question we put to Gen. Buhari and his party is whether this alteration was done by the University of Cambridge.

“One of the footnotes on the document purportedly issued by the University of Cambridge said ‘the results of this candidate in all subjects except English Language have been carried forward from the 1960 examination’.

“The question arising from this is: When exactly did Buhari sit for all the other subjects claimed to have been passed in the Secondary School Examination?

“Our conclusion from all these is that the documents purportedly released by Government College (Pilot) Katsina, upon which the APC Presidential candidates hopes to bury the doubt about his eligibility for next month’s election are forged, manipulated and fraudulently procured.

“They are therefore untenable in fact and in law. We do not know who the authors and masterminds of this forgery are but whoever they are, we urge them to come forward and be identified.

“If they fail to come forward voluntarily, we hereby call on the police and other security agencies to seek them out, find them, arrest them, interrogate them and prosecute them in accordance with the laws of the land.

“We reiterate our call on Gen. Buhari to submit himself to the police to answer charges of perjury, having lied on oath about his academic qualifications. This is what a man who claims to represent integrity and due process ought to do in this situation”.

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