Kwara state Governor-elect Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Tuesday denied falsification of his West African Examination Council (WAEC) certification launched to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a requirement to contest the 2019 governorship election throughout the state.
Mallam Abdulrazaq added that he graduated from the Government College, Kaduna, Kaduna state and graduated in June 1976.
One Adekunle Abraham (claimant) had instituted a case in opposition to the governor-elect (defendant) in a Kwara state High Court alleging presentation of fake WAEC result to INEC.
In his writ of summon Mr. Abraham talked about “that Governor-elect Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has given false information about his result and that is what he deposed to in an affidavit.”
He moreover requested for an order of the court that Abdulrazaq is not the licensed candidate for the election. Those are our prayers sooner than the court.”
The case received right here up for level out on Tuesday, nevertheless counsel to the defendant Lawal Jimoh suggested the court he was nonetheless contained in the stipulated time.
He added that he was served May 2nd, together with that the time elapsed June 2nd this year.
Already, Mr. Jimoh added that he had filed a memorandum of look.
Speaking with reporters on the alleged perjury, by his client Jimoph: “One Abraham Adekunle took the governor-elect to court in respect of the credentials submitted to INEC, saying that they had been strong.
“We had been served on May third this year and we’ve got now one month to file our defence. We are nonetheless contained in the deadlines. Our time elapses June 2nd. Immediately we had been served on May 2nd, we filed our memorandum of look 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 naturally, he wrote his WAEC 1976. The data are there. They are
clear. I am very constructive.”
Also speaking Counsel Oludele Lawrence Ola talked about: “In accordance with the Electoral Act, anybody that in all equity believed that data deposed to in an affidavit by a candidate to an election is fake has the locus standi to institute an motion prior to election each on the Federal High Court or High Court of the state.
And it is upon this ground that the claimant on this case has filed this motion.
“Actually this case is slated for level out today as a result of defendant is however to file their statement of defence, though, they’ve filed a memorandum of look. The court talked about they’re nonetheless contained in the time to file their defence.
“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.”
Presiding select adjourned the case till June 10th, 2019 for level out.
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