Kwara State Governor-elect Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Tuesday denied presenting a fake West African Examination Council certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission as part of the requirement to contest the 2019 governorship election in the state.
Abdulrazaq’s counsel, Mr Lawal Jimoh while making the defence at a Kwara state High Court sitting in Ilorin added that the governor-elect graduated from Government College, Kaduna in June 1976.
The Court being presided over by Justice Adenike Akinpelu has fixed June 10, 2019, for mention in a suit accusing Abdulrazaq of submitting a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
One Adekunle Oluwafemi Abraham, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Apado ward in the Ilorin East local government area of the state had instituted the case with suit number KWS /73/2019 against the state governor-elect on the authenticity of his WAEC certificate.
“That the way and manner the defendant’s name appears on his purported West African Examination Council ( WAEC) school certificate No. SC180683 dated June, 1976 raised my suspicion that the said West African Examination Council( WAEC) No. SC180683 dated June, 1976 could not have been issued by West African Examination Council (WAEC) and I reported my suspicion to my political party, Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) which promised to look into my complaint of my suspicion.
“That I also know as a fact that the defendant did not sit for West African Examination Council School Certificate and was therefore not issued with the purported West African Examination Council (WAEC) School Certificate No. SC180683 dated June, 1976 submitted to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by the defendant. ”