Some All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmanship candidates in Lagos state native authorities council ballot in July are presently enmeshed in numerous certificates forgery scandals.
The candidates embrace Princess Surah Olayemi Animashaun of Epe Local Government Area (LGA), Kevin Oluwaseun Gabriel, previously often known as Kelvin Luchiano of Apapa LGA, and Kafayat Layeni of Ojodu Local Council Development Authority (LCDA).
The credentials of Funmilayo Mohammed of Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Hamed Salawu of Shomolu, and Olarunde Folorunsho of Olorunda LCDA are presently being investigated as there are inquiries to be answered.
Documents seen by SaharaReporters confirmed that Surah, who’s being sponsored by Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun, the Oloja of Epe Kingdom introduced a pretend West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) certificates regardless of claiming to have graduated from a Nigerian college.
It was gathered that the Epe APC candidate submitted two totally different statements of outcomes to the Tola Kasali- led screening committee of the get together on twenty fourth May, 2021, and the Department of State Services on twenty seventh May, 2021.
The two statements of outcomes carried Surah’s identify and the identical 12 months, 1991, however with totally different inputs.
SaharaReporters additional learnt that the APC candidate refused to current the unique WAEC certificates 30 years after taking the examination.
Surah additionally didn’t submit a National Youth Service Corps certificates or exemption letter to show she served or was exempted.
Kafayat, the APC candidate in Ojodu LCDA, sponsored by the House of Representatives member representing Ikeja Federal Constituency, James Faleke additionally introduced a pretend certificates.
The end result during which she claimed to have grade C6 in English Language, C5 in Government, C4 in Economics, C4 in Mathematics, D7 in Biology, C5 in Commerce, and C3 in Accounts have been denied by WAEC.
Also in Apapa LGA, Kevin who’s being backed by Mr Tunde Balogun, the APC get together chairman in Lagos state introduced a pretend National Examination Council (NECO) certificates, claiming he took the examination in November 2008 at over age 40 on the Command High School, Araromi-Obu, Ondo state.
According to a letter obtained by SaharaReporters, the varsity didn’t conduct any NECO exterior examination in November 2008.
“I stated clearly that the above school mentioned does not have a center for NECO External candidates and that the school does not conduct NECO external examination in November 2008. Therefore the school dissociates herself from any fraudulent practices,” a letter signed by the Vice Principal, Academic on behalf of the Principal learn.
Speaking to SaharaReporters, an APC chieftain mentioned pressing motion needs to be taken in order that the get together doesn’t lose some seats by fielding these doubtful candidates.
He mentioned, “Currently, investigations are ongoing in areas like Apapa Iganmu with Funmilayo Mohammed, Shomolu with Hamed Salawu and Olarunde Folorunsho of Olorunda LCDA as these areas are likely to be affected as well.
“The issues of these false documents are not limited to just the chairmen and their deputies, councillors in some local governments too are involved in the mess. The case of Toheeb Shokunbi, a councillor in Ikorordu Central, and very many are scattered all over the state.
“One wonders why the APC did not do a thorough and proper verification process before fielding these candidates. APC must now act fast as the opposition parties are well equipped with all the evidence of these malpractices and are waiting to use it to their advantage should the need arise.”
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