By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
ABUJA—SENATOR Andy Uba who is representing Anambra South Senatorial District, on Sunday, denied allegation that he forged his West African Examination Council, WAEC, certificate.
The lawmaker, in a statement by his media aide, Mr. Chike Okeke, said he had consistently used the WAEC certificate he obtained from Union Secondary School, Awkunanaw, Enugu in 1974,with Examination No: 05465/089, saying his classmates from primary school through the university are still alive and traceable.
Alleging attempt to damage and trample upon his reputation through “vilifying and damaging allegations,” he maintained that the allegations were false and malicious, Uba, said some of his other qualifications included a Degree Certificate from California State University, Los Angeles for the award of Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Urban Analysis, as well as his certificate of award of Honourary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
According to the statement, “These are the certificates he used in his INEC Form CF 001 with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) submitted in the 2007, 2010, 2011 re-run and 2015 general elections. Being public documents, they are open to the general public for verification.”