Senator Andy Uba, the lawmaker representing Anambra South senatorial district has been ensnarled in certificate forgery scandal.
A civil society group, Coalition of Nigerian Youths for Good Governance (CNYGG) has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw Senator Andy Uba’s certificate of return.
The group made the demand during a protest at the INEC headquarters on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
Senator Uba, the lawmaker representing Anambra South senatorial district has been ensnarled in certificate forgery scandal.
Addressing journalists, convener of the group, Peace Dimoji said it was necessary for the commission to take action so that falsification of results would not set a precedent for the younger generation.
The group believed that Uba’s immediate prosecution would also strengthen Nigeria’s electoral process.
The petition reads:
“With profound respect sir, Coalition of Nigerian Youths for Good Governance (CNYGG) a synergy between proactive and diligent Nigerian youth who believe in Nigeria, who are concerned and interested in their affairs, especially in their representation in issues of governance in Nigeria.
“It is based on this that we bring to your attention, a case of deceit and falsification of results perpetrated on your esteemed commission by Mr Emmanuel Nnamdi Uba, senator representing Anambra south senatorial zone in the national assembly, with an aim to mislead the electorate.
“The above allegations were disclosed by a private investigator, which correspondence we hereby attach as evidence, specifically one reply by the West African Examinations Council dated 12/02/2014 by O.M Adebayo, the deputy registrar confirming that the qualification presented INEC by the mentioned senator was never issued by WAEC, and that even the signature thereon was absolutely falsified.
“Sir, it is in the light of the foregoing that we immediately call for an urgent intervention of your office into this criminal act, not only to save the integrity of the electoral process in Nigeria but also to nip in the bud, the new breeding version of falsification and deceit amongst politicians representing their electorate, before it grows into a full circle and organised dubious practice/precedent for the younger generation.
“Finally sir, it is our humble prayer and submission that the certificate of return of the aforementioned individual be immediately withdrawn and your recommendations to the Nigerian Police Force for his immediate prosecution.”
Meanwhile, some protesters on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 passed a vote of confidence on Senator Uba and the leadership of the National Assembly.