APC Primary: Anxiety as New Ondo Governor Aiyedatiwa Lands in Certificate Forgery Scandal

APC Primary: Anxiety as New Ondo Governor Aiyedatiwa Lands in Certificate Forgery Scandal

  • Ondo Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa has been accused of parading forged academic credentials as the APC prepared for its governorship primary in April
  • Ondo State Redemption Initiative (OSRI) warned the APC against presenting Aiyedatiwa as its governorship candidate in the forthcoming election in the state
  • The group alleged that the claim by Governor Aiyedatiwa that he had a diploma from the University of Ibadan in 2001 was false, citing evidence

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Akure, Ondo - Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo state has been accused of presenting forged academic credentials as political gladiators and parties prepare for the governorship primaries in the state.

A socio-political group in the state, Ondo State Redemption Initiative (OSRI), raised the alarm on Monday, January 8, warning the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be cautious of the governor's political aspiration, Premium Times reported.

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Governor Aiyedatiwa in fresh certificate scandal Photo Credit: Lucky Aiyedatiwa
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Governor Aiyedatiwa was accused of forging the University of Ibadan certificate

In a statement, the group's president, secretary, and publicity secretary, Adebayo Ogunsanmi, Jide Oriola, and Sunday Ayeni, said that the education claims of Governor Aiyedatiwa were fraudulent.

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According to the state, the University of Ibadan did not have the Advanced Diploma in Business Administration as of 2001 that Governor Aiyedatiwa had claimed in his resume.

In its scrutiny, the group said Aiyedatiwa's educational journey began at Saint Peter’s UNA (now FAC) Primary School in Obe Nla/Obe Adun at the Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo (1970-1976). He had secondary education at the Ikosi High School in Ketu in Lagos State in 1982.

The group accused Aiyedatiwa of forging academic credentials

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In 1986, the governor obtained his Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) in Economics and Government at Lagos State College of Education (now known as Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education) in Ijanikin, Lagos.

The statement reads in part:

“He claimed to have earned an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Ibadan in 2001, after which he claimed to have become an alumnus of Lagos Business School – Pan Atlantic University, situated in Lekki, Lagos, though year and course of study were not included."

Aiyedatiwa becomes Ondo governor, succeeds Akeredolu

Legit.ng earlier reported that Aiyedatiwa had been sworn in as the substantial governor of Ondo state following the death of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

Aiyedatiwa was sworn in by the chief judge of the state, Justice Olusegun Olusola, on Wednesday evening.

Until Akeredolu's death, Aiyedatiwa was the acting governor of the state after the late Akeredolu wrote to the state house of assembly that his deputy would pilot the affairs of the state.

Source: Legit.ng

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