PDP expresses worry over Obaseki’s missing certificate

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has expressed concern over claims by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Godwin Obaseki, that he lost the originals of all his academic qualifications.

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In an affidavit sworn to at an Abuja High Court, Obaseki stated that he lost the originals of his primary, secondary, university and National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) certificates at a date that was not given.

In the affidavit dated 7th June, 2016, and obtained by our reporter, Obaseki said, “that all originals of my above said certificate are kept in safe custody in my office but unfortunately during the process of relocating from one office to another, I misplaced the original of the above said original documents.”

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Obaseki also said “that what I have with me now are photocopies of the secondary school leaving certificates, university leaving certificates and the NYSC discharge certificate.”

Speaking on Monday at a campaign rally, however, Edo State PDP, chairman, Dan Orbih, said the claims deposed to by Obaseki in the affidavit were suspicious and that Obaseki should come clean on the matter instead of playing on the intelligence of Edo people.

Orbih said, “The reasons he advanced are so flimsy and unconvincing. There are many question begging for answers. The affidavit does not contain the locations of where he was moving from and to or the state where he lost the certificates.

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“Did he report to the police when he lost the certificates. If it was reported at the time they got missing, we want him to tell us. One will expect that he must have reported the matter to the police. If he did, why did he not attach a copy of the police extract.

“We also do not understand the choice of an Abuja High Court. Did he do that so that Edo people will not know that he claimed he lost his certificates. Is it not unusual that someone will keep his certificates in the office? Since certificates are private documents, one will expect that such documents will be kept in a private residence.

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“We don’t want to have a careless governor who will misplace vital state document and give flimsy excuses. Edo state deserves a better person. Who knows the next thing he will claim to have lost? Edo people deserve a better explanation and a more serious minded person.

“Is it not disturbing that the governor could not produce his certificates and has now brought a man, who also cannot produce his own certificate. I challenge Oshiomhole, Obaseki, Phillip Shuaibu and Anslem Ojezua to show their certificates. Pastor Ize-Iyamu, John Yakubu and myself will bring out our certificates. I want journalists to be the judge that day.”

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16 Comments
  1. Holy Trinity Orphanage Uromi says

    That is not a problem.The transcripts from his alumnus will suffice.

  2. Eshiokhai JudeClef says

    Shot up

  3. Anthony Osayande says

    Demonic party..APC is dead and buried

  4. Osahon Accon says

    Forget about certificate buhari didn’t have any and noting was done so face the election proper I pray God grant PDP diving victory in Jesus Name Amen

  5. Egbe Ogbe says

    i remembered oh my God its going to be obseki all the way every winning person in Nigeria election is always said to have no results osho , buhary, now G.o hmm thats shows he has won already

  6. Idahosa Nosa says

    what concerns PDP with certificate?this is d beginning of its failure in Edo.PDP remains always not transparent. Dan Obi should learn more on how to campaign, he does not know how to campaign, he’s d problem of d party

  7. Prince Anthony Edebe says

    Pastor Deceive People….

  8. Prince Ikhajiagbe Louis Omon says

    lie lie party PDP.

    1. Anthony Osayande says

      Ignorance… take your time to read his affidavit

    2. Anthony Osayande says

      Ignorance… take your time to read his affidavit

    3. Anthony Osayande says

      Ignorance… take your time to read his affidavit

  9. Amos Osarodion Ediagbonya says

    Biggest lie of the year

  10. Femi Olugbode says

    PDP hav nothing important 2 talk about in their campaign except issues like Obaseki claim salary or lost his certificate.Me think they should worry more about d fact dat they may not have candidate 4 d Sept 10 election due 2 d legal wahala they have in Abuja

  11. Dio E Grande says

    They are use to it so is not a new thing they lost it in FG and nothing happen even his Oga lost his own also and nothing happen that is why he is still losing his own now cause is their tradition.

  12. Louis Edet says

    Meaning APC candidates like missing their certificates. Hmm, naija, the only country where illiterates lead professors.

  13. Albert Aguanonmwa says

    Their tradition, it was loot by past regime,

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