By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA- The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday flayed President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly “stealing” the Rex Institute’s “Next Level” logo and mantra as his 2019 campaign mantra.
The party said the revelation of plagiarism by the Presidency has exposed the seat of power as a syndicate that dwells on deception, false performance claims, certificate forgeries among others.
In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party chided President Buhari and for the umpteenth time, called attention to the controversy trailing the whereabouts of his school certificate.
“The shameful plagiarism by the Buhari Presidency has further sunk him into self-inflicted public opprobrium, from which he has not recovered since the demonstration by Nigerians, that he does not have his acclaimed West African Examination Council, WAEC, certificate and had to procure an attestation, which Nigerians also discovered to be a forged document.
“The PDP is however not surprised that President Buhari, in his desperation, can go as low as patronising plagiarism and false credit claims, since it is clear that he lacks the competence to initiate and articulate an original blue print for leadership; the reason our nation has been in dire strait in the last three and half years.
“A perusal of President Buhari’s 2019 campaign document reveals that apart from the stolen logo and mantra, the document is replete with false claims, spurious projections and unsubstantiated figures in the bid to again beguile Nigerians ahead of the elections.
“President Buhari has over time shown that he cannot be trusted. He heads the most corrupt administration in the history of our nation.
“The PDP charges President Buhari to immediately show remorse, apologize to Nigerians and prepare to accept defeat as the people are not ready to vote for any leader that has demonstrated a proclivity for falsehood, forgery and incompetence in governance,” the statement read.
President Buhari yesterday unveiled his blueprint, “Next Level,” a policy document with which he intends to woo the support of Nigerians in his re-election bid.