Amidst the ongoing certificate forgery saga, the Spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, has denied the claims of him instituting legal action against the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu when he was governor of Lagos State.
Keyamo asserted that there was never a time he dragged Tinubu to court over alleged certificate forgery as being widely insinuated.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment clarified that what happened was that he only dragged the Lagos State House of Assembly to court to seek an interpretation of the law over an alleged certificate forgery case involving the former Governor.
He said this while reacting to a comment by the spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Daniel Bwala, that he dragged Tinubu to court in 2002.
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Keyamo pointed out that even the Supreme Court had long acquitted Tinubu of certificate forgery.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Minister said the case was not ‘borne out of bitterness and hate’ but to ‘unravel the truth and the real constitutional powers of the House of Assembly’.
Keyamo said: ‘I never sued Tinubu. No. I sued the House of Assembly seeking an interpretation of the law.
“Once the Supreme Court pronounces on an issue, it becomes binding on even the lawyer who loses and he is bound to obey and defend the judgment of the court.
‘So assuming (which is not conceded) that I made any kind of accusation in the matter, once the Supreme Court ruled, that was the end of the matter and from that moment, it behoves me to stop pushing a matter already laid to rest by the highest court of the land and defend the decision.’
Meanwhile, many Nigerian have continued to react to the new claims by the Minister on social media.