Senator Ifeanyi Ubah has accused his opponent, Obinna Uzoh, of allegedly forging his (Ubah’s) National Examinations Council (NECO) certificate.
Ubah, in a statement on Friday by his media office, alleged that Uzoh, his rival for the Anambra South Senatorial District seat, photoshopped the NECO results to blackmail him.
“Obinna Uzoh initially alleged that Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah forged his NECO results because his certificate has 7credits without one fail (F9) in biology which is clearly contained in the statement of result. This vividly shows that Obinna Uzoh and his cronies are not in tune with the conventional practices of examination bodies; NECO in this case, and WAEC also,” the statement said.
“Recent events have further unveiled the fact that he does not know the difference between a ‘Statement of result’ and ‘Certificate of Result’. It also crystal clear that Obinna Uzoh does not know that INEC requires candidates to submit only ‘Certificate of Result’ and not ‘Statement of Result’.
“It is a well-known fact that Obinna Uzoh and the claimant; Anani Cletus through their lawyer swore to an affidavit before the court stating that the missing F9 was the basis of their allegation.”
But NECO in a letter dated January 23, 2020, said the results which Ubah presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were original.
The body said Ubah was given a statement of results in June 2003 containing the subjects he passed and the grades. It, however, added that biology was not included in the statement of results because Ubah scored F9 in it.
Ubah added in his statement: “Obinna Uzoh seeing that he has landed himself in another dilemma has once again, shifted the goal post. This time, he photoshopped a NECO certificate and tried to alter the serial number, changing number (8) to (5) without looking at the body of the letter emanating from NECO which clearly stated the serial number *303865920* twice.”