Kwara state Governor-elect Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Tuesday deprived of falsification of his West African Examination Council (WAEC) certification presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a requirement to contest the 2019 governorship election in the state.
Governor-elect Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq added that he graduated from the Government College, Kaduna, Kaduna state and graduated in June 1976.
One claimant Adekunle Abraham had instituted a case against the governor-elect in a Kwara state High Court alleging presentation of fake WAEC result to INEC.
Mr. Abraham said “that Governor-elect Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has given fake information about his result and that is what he deposed to in an affidavit.”
his client Jimoph Speaking: “One Abraham Adekunle took the governor-elect to court in respect of the credentials submitted to INEC, saying they were forged.
“We were served on May 3rd this year and we have one month to file our defence. We are still within the time limits. Our time elapses June 2nd. instantly we were served on May 2nd, we filed our memorandum of appearance on the matter. We are ready for the matter.
“Governor-elect did not present fake WAEC result to INEC to contest the 2019 governorship election. He attended Government College, Kaduna and of course, he wrote his WAEC 1976. The records are there.
“In accordance with the Electoral Act, any person who is reasonably believed that information deposed to in an affidavit by a candidate to an election is false has the locus standing to institute an action prior to election either at the Federal High Court or High Court of the state. Counsel Oludele Lawrence Ola said:
“Actually this case is slated for point out today because defendant is yet to file their declaration of
“The defendant deposed to an affidavit that he got a West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate dated 1976 and based on our findings, it is a cock and bull story. As a matter of fact, it is perjury. The WAEC result in question is the one the governor-elect submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) while filing the commission’s form.”
The court said they are still within the time to file their defence. And it is upon this ground that the claimant in this case has filed this action. Presiding judge adjourned the case till June 10th, 2019 for mention.