The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described as “a non-issue and a mere distraction” Buhari’s failure to submit his credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The minister made this known Sunday night on a Channels TV programme: “Politics Today”.
He said, “We have moved beyond that. Let me quote what former President Olusegun Obasanjo said in 2015 during this saga of the President’s certificate.
“Obasanjo said that it is an insult on a man, who rose to the echelon in Nigeria Army, attended the War College in the US and Staff College in Nigeria, for anyone to start asking whether he has a certificate or not.
“I think I want to rest this case on that because it is a non issue.”
Mohammed also said Buhari deserves a second term because he has rebranded governance in the country.
Mohammed noted that Buhari had been able to bring his integrity and acumen to bear in reinventing governance in the country.
He added that this has enabled him fulfil his three key 2015 election campaign promises – fighting corruption, tackling insecurity and revamping the economy.
“Today, under President Buhari, Nigerians can dream and hope because he has rebranded governance and put the country on the path of sustainable growth and development.
“He is investing in infrastructure and reinventing the most ambitious social programme in the history of the nation.
“The President is ensuring that the people do not loot the common resources and ensuring that Nigeria is self sufficient in food production
“Above all, he has brought honour and respect back to the country and fighting all sorts of insecurity in the country.”