The Director, Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDPPCO, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has denied the allegation that he doctored a document from Cambridge University on the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).
According to Mr. Fani-Kayode, the allegation is false, as he never commented on the document that would warrant allegation that he manipulated a document from Cambridge University to justify his claim that Buhari’s West African School Certificate’s statement of result was forged.
In a statement, Monday, by his Special Assistant, Sufuyan Ojeifo, the PDP campaign spokesman said the allegation of manipulation against him was indicative of desperation by the opposition.
According to him, the All Progressives Congress, APC, rather than accuse him of his involvement in the said document, it should use its energy and time to speak on the issue of whether its presidential candidate has a certificate or not.
The statement read, “The attention of the Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has been drawn to some media reports alleging that he manipulated a document from Cambridge University to justify his claim that that General Muhammadu Buhari’s West African School Certificate’s statement of result was forged.
“Chief Fani-Kayode wishes to state clearly that he never issued a statement signed by him in his capacity as spokesperson of the PDP Presidential Campaign neither did he address a press conference nor briefing where he referred to the Cambridge document in question. He also did not validate the content of the said document on any occasion.
“As far as he is concerned, he, as a person, does not know of the existence of the said Cambridge e-mail document and what the content is all about. He never commented on the content of the document and therefore how that translated into forgery beats the imagination. To be clear, he has not been in touch with Cambridge to request for any information in respect of the issue in question.
“What he has done, especially during his last press conference on General Buhari’s published statement of result was to make assertions to the effect that the statement of result was forged and illegally procured; and had called on the police to track down the masterminds of the forgery”.