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Group asks INEC to withdraw Andy Uba’s certificate of return

Group asks INEC to withdraw Andy Uba’s certificate of return
May 10
15:09 2017

A group known as Coalition of Nigerian Youths for Good Governance (CNYGG) has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against Andy Uba, senator representing Anambra south.

The coalition said Uba’s certificate of return should be withdrawn from him over the allegation of falsification of his West African Examinations Council (WAEC) certificate.

Addressing protesters at INEC headquarters on Wednesday, Peace Dimoji, convener of CNYGG, said it was necessary for the commission to take action so that falsification of results would not set a precedent for the younger generation.

She said action against the senator would also protect the country’s electoral process.

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After addressing those who gathered, Dimoji presented the petition addressed to Mahmoud Yakubu, INEC chairman.

“With profound respect sir, Coalition of Nigerian Youths for Good Governance (CNYGG) a synergy between proactive and diligent Nigerian youth who believe in Nigeria, who are concerned and interested in their affairs, especially in their representation in issues of governance in Nigeria,” the petition read.

“It is based on this that we bring to your attention, a case of deceit and falsification of results perpetrated on your esteemed commission by Mr Emmanuel Nnamdi Uba, senator representing Anambra south senatorial zone in the national assembly, with an aim to mislead the electorate.

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“The above allegations were disclosed by a private  investigator, which correspondence we hereby  attach as evidence, specifically one reply by  the West African Examinations Council dated 12/02/2014   by O.M Adebayo, the deputy  registrar confirming  that the qualification presented INEC by the mentioned  senator was never issued  by WAEC, and that even the signature thereon was absolutely falsified.

“Sir, it is in the light of the foregoing that we immediately call  for an urgent intervention of your office into this criminal act, not only to save the integrity of the electoral process in Nigeria but also  to nip in the bud, the new breeding version of  falsification and deceit  amongst politicians representing their electorate, before it grows into a ‎full circle and organised dubious practice/precedent for the younger generation.

“Finally sir, it is our humble prayer and submission ‎that the certificate of  return of the aforementioned individual be immediately withdrawn and your‎ recommendations to the Nigerian Police Force for ‎ his immediate prosecution.”

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