Stemming from controversies surrounding the validation of certificates of government officials under President Muhammadu Buhari administration, it seems that a witch-hunt on the officials who are responsibly doing their jobs become a target. More so, the controversies, a direct target on the administration’s corruption fight agents, which cannot be authenticated, given the virility of social media hype now seems a pull-him-down strategy to thwart the attention of discerning public who applauds the good effort of this officials.
Recall that Chief Okoi Obono Obla has been in the glare of such controversies with an alleged alteration of his WAEC result certificate. In a recent online publication countering the claim, the platform revealed that it is a doing of some mischievous persons who were either engaged or did not verify facts before going public, all in the name of image tarnish.
Chief Okoi Obono Obla is the senior special assistant to the President on recovery of Public Property. Obono-Obla has been making huge progress in his investigations into the illegal acquisition of Public Property. The certificate scandal came up shortly after he started investigating some key figures in the House of Representatives. Obla was allegedly warned and even threatened to stop digging further into important people’s closet. They resorted to blackmail and using their proxies in the media to kick-start scandals.
Further discovery reveals that Obono-Obla’s WAEC registration number is 09403247. He graduated from Mary Knoll College in Ogoja, Cross river state in 1982 and sat for his West African Examination Council WAEC examinations same year. He passed with 5 subjects: English, English literature, Economics, Government and Bible Knowledge scoring 4 credits and 1 distinction. He was issued a statement of result by Mary Knoll bearing the accurate WAEC result and he used the same result to gain admission into the University of Jos.
However, Obla graduated from University of Jos, Plateau State majoring in Law. He was called to Bar after he passed his Law School. He has been practicing law for over 34 years. And when he becomes a Senior Special Assistant SSA to the president on Recovery of public property, a Job that involves looking into the dirty activities and past of very crooked politicians and individuals, suddenly a scrutiny into his certificate becomes an issue with an alleged discovery that he has a ‘FAKE’ WAEC certificate.
However, findings by the online blogger through a search on WAEC website, reveals that his result was genuine and makes case for public to authenticate facts before running into conclusion.