The spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, has denied dragging the then Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, to court over alleged certificate forgery.
In a statement on Tuesday, Keyamo said he only sued the Lagos House of Assembly to seek an interpretation of the law over an alleged certificate forgery case. He made this known while reacting to a comment by the Spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Daniel Bwala, who said Keyamo sued Tinubu during his first term in office in 2002. Bwala, who spoke in an interview on Channels Television, said the Minister of State, Labour and Employment once claimed that Tinubu was not qualified to be the Governor of Lagos State. According to Keyamo, the Supreme Court has delivered its judgment that Tinbu’s certificates were not forged, stressing that the matter had been laid to rest. He, however, said his 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. “Nigerians would be hearing 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,” he said, adding that he is “the greatest defender of Asiwaju on the issue today. “These battles we waged were not borne out of bitterness and hate” but to “unravel the truth and the real constitutional powers of the House. “So, once the issue was laid to rest, we move on. Anyone who thinks I would still harbour any kind of resentment more than 20 years later should examine his/her head.”
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