Keyamo debunks suing Tinubu for purported certificate forgery as Lagos governor – Nexus News
A spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council for the 2023 elections, Festus Keyamo, on Tuesday disclaimed reports of suing Bola Tinubu for certificate forgery while the latter was Lagos State governor.
“I never sued Tinubu,” Keyamo said in a press release despite backlash from defending Tinubu, whom he reportedly seeked his removal from office as Lagos State governor for alleged forgery of academic documents.
“No. I sued the House of Assembly seeking an interpretation of the law.”
Keyamo, a minister of state, labor and employment was responding to a report by Daniel Bwala, a spokesperson for Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Bwala on Monday during a programme on Channels Television stated that Keyamo sued Tinubu during his first-term as Lagos governor for certificate forgery.
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The PDP candidate’s spokesman noted that the APC candidate was no match for PDP and Atiku in the 2023 presidential election.
Keyamo emphasized that Bwala’s statements were “battles we waged ” that “were not borne out of bitterness and hate”, noting that there was no Supreme Court pronouncement on the issue.
“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,” Keyamo said.
“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 behooves me to stop pushing a matter already laid to rest by the highest court of the land and defend the decision.”
The minister explained that Nigerians will hear from “the horse’s mouth as to what actually transpired during the battle that raged then and how the matter was eventually laid to rest”.
“So, once the issue is laid to rest, we move on. Anyone who thinks I would still harbor any kind of resentment more than 20 years later should examine his/her head.”