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PDP Drags Kwara Gov To Court For Using Forged SSCE Certificate To Secure Guber Ticket

Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq has been taken before an Abuja Federal High Court by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on charges that he obtained the state’s candidacy for the governorship election in 2023 using a falsified West African School Certificate.

Ejesgist.com gathered that the governor and the All Progressives Congress (APC) were requested to withdraw from the race for governor in the next year in a lawsuit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against him.

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In the new lawsuit, which has the case number FHC/ABJ/CS/1324/22, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are named as the first through third defendants on behalf of the PDP by Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Chief Paul Erokoro.

The anticipated involvement of the governor in the upcoming election was called into question, and the court was asked to use provisions 171 and 285 of the 1999 Constitution as well as Section 29 of the Electoral Act.

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The PDP also requested that the court order INEC to remove the governor and the APC from the list of approved parties and candidates for the election.

PDP specifically claimed that the governor’s WAEC School Certificate, which was submitted by the APC on his behalf to support his educational qualifications under Section 177 of the 1999 Constitution, was fabricated and not his.

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Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo has set the lawsuit is hearing date on October 28.

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