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Edo 2020: UI Denies Issuing 2 Different Certificates To Obaseki

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The University of Ibadan has denied issuing two certificates on different dates to the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki.

The denial by the institution was made in reaction to a claim made by the All Progressives Congress that Obaseki was disqualified, among other reasons, because there were discrepancies in the dates on his certificate.

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Presenting its report to the National Working Committee headed by National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on Saturday, the APC Screening Appeal Committee led by Abubakar Fari, said, “It is inconceivable that the same University will award two certificates with separate dates for the same graduate.

“We also find it difficult to vouch for the authenticity of his National Youth Service Corps certificate, there is no indication as to where he served. We find that he should be disqualified.”

However, when contacted for her reaction, UI Registrar, Olubumi Faluyi, stated that the institution stands by its earlier statement that “Obaseki gained admission to the University in 1976 and graduated in 1979 with a Second Class Honours, Lower Division. Records of his Admission and Graduation are intact in the archives of the University.”

Similarly, the institution’s Director of Public Communications, Olatunji Oladejo, during a telephone interview with The PUNCH on Sunday, described the claim by the APC as false.

“We stand by our statement on Obaseki. How can you issue two certificates to a candidate? That is not true. It is not possible. He graduated in 1979 from the university. We issued only one certificate to him, not two,” Oladejo said.

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