The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised questions and concerns about the controversial watermark claim made by the Tinubu Presidential Legal Team (TPLT) regarding the Certified True Copies (CTC) of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) judgment. The PDP has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to clarify the situation.
The PDP’s scrutiny of the situation has led to doubts about the TPLT’s assertion that they “scanned and watermarked” their copy of the PEPC judgment with the inscription, “Tinubu Presidential Legal Team ‘TPLT’.” This admission, according to the PDP, appears to be self-indicting and raises suspicions of possible manipulation by the APC.
The PDP alleges that the TPLT’s quick acknowledgment of imprinting the CTC with the “TPLT” header is a desperate attempt to deflect public scrutiny and prevent further revelations. The party and many Nigerians are not convinced by the TPLT’s claims, particularly in light of expert analysis suggesting that the documents were not scanned, and the TPLT’s inscriptions are merely default headers typically generated by a document’s author.
The PDP has demanded that the TPLT clarify how a default header from their computer system can be considered a watermark. Additionally, they have called on the TPLT to provide specific details regarding when they received their CTC, the timing of the alleged watermarking, the identity of the electronic device used for the process, and the PDF used for independent analysis.
In light of these concerns, the PDP has urged the APC to be transparent and address the issue, given its history of alleged manipulations. The party remains committed to ensuring the integrity of the electoral process.