PDP questions Tinubu legal team’s watermark on Tribunal judgment
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has questioned why the watermark of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s legal team was found on the Certified True Copies (CTC) of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) judgement currently in circulation.
The PDP on Monday in a statement signed by spokesperson Debo Ologunagba said it has meticulously examined the scandalous inscription of the Header of Tinubu Presidential Legal Team (TPLT) on the certified true copies of the PEPT judgement.
“The knee-jerk admission by the Tinubu Legal Team that it “scanned and watermarked” its copy of the judgment with the inscription, “Tinubu Presidential Legal Team ‘TPLT’ is self-indicting and lends credence to widespread public insinuation of pre-determined manipulation by the APC,” Ologunagba said.
He added that the rush by the TPLT in admitting that it imprinted on the CTC of the judgment smacks of a desperate attempt to dispel public scrutiny and ward off the possibility of more revelations regarding the issue.
According to Ologunagba, the PDP and indeed majority of Nigerians are not satisfied with the claims by the Tinubu Legal Team.
He said that this is especially as further examination and expert analysis show that the documents are not scanned and that the TPLT inscriptions are not watermarks but computer default header which usually originates from an author of a document.
The PDP has, therfore, demanded that the Tinubu Legal Team should explain how what obviously is a default header on its computer system should be accepted as a watermark.
“The Tinubu Legal Team should also disclose to Nigerians what specific time on Friday, September 8, 2023 they received their CTC; what time specifically was the ‘watermark’ imprinted of the document, the identity of the electronic devise with which the ‘watermark’ was made as well as the PDF used in the said watermarking process for independent analysis,” Ologunagba said.
In the statement, the PDP also said that it demands that the All Progressives Congress (APC) should come clean on the issue especially given its notoriety for manipulations.
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