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Kwara Governor-Elect Denies Submitting Fake WAEC Certificate To INEC

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Posted on 15-May, 2019

The Governor-elect of Kwara State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has denied claims that he forwarded a fake WAEC certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the recently conducted governorship election in the state.

A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Apado ward, in the Ilorin East local government area of the state, Adekunle Abraham, had earlier challenged the authenticity of Abdulrazaq’s WAEC certificate.

Defending Abdulrazaq at the State High Court sitting in Ilorin on Tuesday, his lawyer, Mr Lawal Jimoh, explained that the governor-elect graduated from Government College, Kaduna in June 1976, hence, the claims of possessing a fake document were false.

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The Defendants Lawyer stated, “My client attended Government College, Kaduna. And of course, he wrote his WAEC in 1976. The records are there, they are clear,”. Then, the challenger, Adekunle Abraham specifically pointed out that the written format of the defendant’s name was suspicious, “RASAQ A R”.

From my personal experience, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) as a standard examination body in West Africa do not normally abbreviate names on the school certificates issued by it, he said.

Furthermore, speaking he said he knew for a fact that the defendant did not sit for the exams and was, therefore, not issued with the purported certificate.

He, therefore, urged the court to declare that the APC candidate lied on oath and submitted forged documents to contest the gubernatorial elections.

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