WAEC confirms Governor Uzodimma results/certificate in Imo governorship dispute


WAEC confirms Governor Uzodimma results/certificate in Imo governorship dispute

The statement of result and a certificate belonging to Governor Hope Uzodimma was on Thursday, March 28, certified by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) at the governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja. 

 

This came after the examination body was issued a subpoena by the tribunal to produce and tender the documents on behalf of Governor Uzodimma following a lawsuit instituted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last Imo governorship election, Samuel Anyanwu, challenging Uzodimma’s victory. They are challenging the election on grounds of non-qualification, and are also alleging, among others, that Uzodimma forged his WAEC certificate.

 

The documents were produced before the tribunal by the Head of Administration at WAEC Headquarters, Mr. Omifenwa Tajudeen Tunbosu.  

 

The first of the two documents produced by Tunbosu was a certified true copy (CTC) of Uzodimma Goodhope Odidika’s West African Examinations Council General Certificate of Education, with certificate No. SG 904497 of June 1982.

The second was a CTC of  Uzodimma Goodhope Odidika’s confirmation of statement of result dated December 18, 2014, earlier forwarded by WAEC to the office of the Senate President and delivered on January 7, 2015. 

Tunbosu also testified before the tribunal that Uzodimma is the owner of the WAEC certificate and confirmed it to be authentic and genuine.

The documents were subsequently tendered and admitted in evidence by the tribunal headed by Justice Oluyemi Akintan-Osadebay.



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