Akwa Ibom State Governor-elect, Umo Eno’s WAEC certificate forgery allegation has taken a fresh dimension.
University of Uyo (UNIUYO) Vice-Chancellor, Nyaudoh Ndaeyo has gone to Abuja to meet the National Universities Commission (NUC) officials over the matter.
For those who don’t know, Albert Bassey, candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) filed a petition alleging that the Akwa Ibom governor-elect was expelled from UNIUYO over a West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate forgery.
Bassey claimed that Eno was one of the students expelled from the university in 2005 for obtaining admission with a fake WAEC/Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) certificate.
In the petition marked AKW/GOV/01/2023, Bassey, through his lawyers, asked the tribunal to nullify the declaration and return of Eno as the winner of the governorship election in the state.
Bassey alleged that Eno was not at the time of the election qualified to contest because he presented a forged WAEC June 1981 certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during his nomination by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).