Connect with us

News Feed

Edo APC Refutes Claims That Obaseki Has No Educational Certificates

Published

on

2

The academic qualifications of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo state, Dr. Godwin Obaseki, has suddenly become subject of controversy.
This is as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the State, Monday, expressed concern over claims by Obaseki that he lost the original copies of all his credentials.

Speaking at a campaign rally in Benin, the State Chairman of PDP, Dan Orbih, said the claims deposed to by Obaseki in an affidavit were suspicious and that Obaseki should come clean on the matter instead of playing on the intelligence of Edo people.
He made reference to the affidavit sworn to at an Abuja High Court, wherein he alleged that Obaseki stated that he lost the originals of his primary, secondary, university and National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) certificates at a date that was not given.

According to Orbih, in the affidavit dated 7th June, 2016, Obaseki said, “that all originals of my above said certificates are kept in safe custody in my office but unfortunately during the process of relocating from one office to another, I misplaced the original of the above said original documents…That what I have with me now are photocopies of the secondary school leaving certificates, university leaving certificates and the NYSC discharge certificate.”
Accordingly, the PDP said; “The reasons he advanced are so flimsy and unconvincing. There are many question begging for answers. The affidavit does not contain the locations of where he was moving from and to or the state where he lost the certificates.
“Did he report to the police when he lost the certificates. If it was reported at the time they got missing, we want him to tell us. One will expect that he must have reported the matter to the police. If he did, why did he not attach a copy of the police extract.

“We also do not understand the choice of an Abuja High Court. Did he do that so that Edo people will not know that he claimed he lost his certificates. Is it not unusual that someone will keep his certificates in the office? Since certificates are private documents, one will expect that such documents will be kept in a private residence.
“We don’t want to have a careless governor who will misplace vital state documents and give flimsy excuses. Edo State deserves a better person. Who knows the next thing he will claim to have lost? Edo people deserve a better explanation and a more serious minded person.
“Is it not disturbing that the governor could not produce his certificates and has now brought a man, who also cannot produce his own certificate. I challenge Oshiomhole, Obaseki, Phillip Shuaibu and Anslem Ojezua to show their certificates. Pastor Ize-Iyamu, John Yakubu and myself will bring out our certificates. I want journalists to be the judge that day.”

‎Reacting to the allegations, the Deputy Director in charge of Communication, Media and Publicity of the Godwin Obaseki Campaign Organisation, Mr. Greg Ogiogwa, said the affidavit was self explanatory and that the PDP was only trying to make something out of nothing.
On whether Obaseki reported the matter to the police, he said the PDP leaders ought to know that police extract is a condition for issuance of affidavit.
“It is an old trick used by the PDP that has always failed them. They did it to Oshiomhole, they did it to Buhari and now it is the turn of Obaseki. It is stated in the affidavit that Godwin Obaseki has applied for the re-issuance of the said certificates or a Certified True Copy of the original certificates.
“They can spend their time chasing shadows instead of campaigning. We are talking about how to move Edo to the next level and industrialised Edo but they are talking about certificates. We remain focused and will not be distracted by their old tricks.”

In the affidavit signed at the registry of the FCT High Court and date June 7, 2016, a copy of which was obtained by this paper, Obaseki said he had applied to all the schools he attended as well as the National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC) for the re-issuance of certified true copies of the certificates.

Source: Naija Defender

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News Feed

Offa Polytechnic Student Union Government Gives Merit Award To Cultist Groups

Published

on

Offa State Polytechnic student union government gives merit award to cultist groups in the school.

According to a Twitter user, Ifemosu Michael wrote;

“When you think you have seen it all… Student Union Government of Offa Polytechnic gave merit Awards to Secret Cults in the school. Hey Lawd!!!”

Continue Reading

News Feed

Man Excited As Davido Gifts Him 1M After Making A Video On His Birthday

Published

on

Man gets excited as Davido gifts him 1M after making a video on his birthday.

Taking to his Twitter handle to share the gist, DJ Peejay wrote;

“DAVIDO JUST SENT ME 1 MILLION cos of the video I made on his birthday”

Watch the video below;

Continue Reading

News Feed

Water tank driver accuses Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Rivers

Published

on

 

Self-acclaimed Port Harcourt First Son, Duncan Mighty is currently trending on social media for the wrong reasons.

A water tank driver, Okabam John has accused singer, Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

It was gathered that the incident reportedly happened on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at about 9:40am when the driver was on duty.

Narrating his ordeal to some Civil Rights Activists on Tuesday November 24, after he was allegedly discharged from the hospital, John, a native of Elele Town in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state and an employee of Julius Berger Nigeria Limited, claimed that the musician struck him on the head with a traditional staff made of elephant tusk.

According to the driver, while on duty a private car was parked close to his water filling spot. He tried notifying the driver who refused to wind down. He reportedly bent his head to talk to the driver only to discover it was Duncan Mighty.

John said that before he could speak, the singer allegedly struck his head using a traditional staff. He said the second strike was blocked with his hand. He claimed that he could not see when the singer drove off as his eyes were covered with blood.

Confirming the incident on Tuesday, one Ndubueze Obodowhuo, accused Duncan Mighty of using his VIP status to intimidate his people. He also shared a ‘medical report’ stating that John was treated for “shoulder dislocation and scalp laceration.”

Mr John is now calling on his employer, the management of Julius Berger, Security Agencies and Human Rights Organisations to help him get justice. His post below:

“This is Mr. OKABAM JOHN a native of Elele town in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State, he’s currently employed by JULIUS BERGER NIG.PLC in Port Harcourt and his service engagement is within Judges quarters elelenwo-street, GRA Port Harcourt.

“According to Mr. OKABAM JOHN a Water-tank driver with Julius Berger, Tanker number – B8751, On Saturday 21st of November 2020 at about 9:40am while he was on duty. A private car was parked close to his water filling spot, he tried notifying the driver who refused to wine down, he bent his head to talk with the driver surprisingly, it was Duncan mighty.

“Before he could explain, his head was struck by Duncan mighty using a traditional staff(Elephant tusk), the second strike was blocked with his hand. He(Okabam John) didn’t see how the artist drove off because, blood covered his eyes at that moment.

“Mr. Okabam John narrated this incident after being discharged from the hospital. Duncan doesn’t show up when he’s publicly needed, rather he uses his VIP influence to undo his people. Celebrities should be celebrated by their positivity, their influence shouldn’t pose danger to the society rather it should serve as liberation to the people.

“Mr. OKABAM JOHN is calling on the management of Julius Berger, Security Agents and Human Rights Organisations for justice to be done in his case, to avoid a re-occurance.”

Continue Reading

Trending