Following allegations of forged secondary school leaving certificate and confirmation of result dated November 13, 2013, Senator Andy Uba is currently facing certificate forgery scandal.
The senator representing Anambra South had earlier submitted the documents to British authorities.
Sahara Reporters claims to have obtained a copy of the letter from the West African Examination Council (WAEC), which was addressed to George Smith of Public Agencies, located at 57 Peel Road, Wembley Middlesex, HA9 7LY in the United Kingdom, which confirmed that “Letter reference no. L/CR/CONF/05465089 dated 21st November, 2013 is fake.”
The said letter from WAEC was dated February 12, 2014.
“Mr. A.A. Okelezo, as you rightly observed, reported as the Controller of our branch office in Calabar on 7th October, 2013 having been deployed from the Ikeja Zonal Office.
“He was never the Head of National Office, as indicated at the foot of the letter under reference. The signature on the document is in no way similar to his signature,” the letter was quoted as saying.
The letter signed by O.M. Adebayo, Deputy Registrar in charge of School Exams Department, disclosed that “the Examination conducted in May/June 1974 was GCE [General Certificate of Education] and not WASSCE as indicated on the Confirmation of Result.
“The Certificate No: SC 544753 with candidate No. 05465089 was found to be fake, as signatures on the document were forged. Also, the serial number quoted on the ‘certificate’ was non-existent in our system. In addition, the spelling of GRADE as GARDE let the document out as fake.”
“Uba’s falsified results claimed that he earned the following grades: English Literature 4, English Language 7, Christian Religious Knowledge 7, Economics 4, Statistics 6, Mathematics 6, Physics 4, and Chemistry 6,” Sahara Reporters stated.
The news medium also alleged that Uba’s certificate from Concordia University, Canada and California State University, U.S. were also forged as “he dropped out of both institutions without completing enough work to earn even a bachelor’s degree.”
It added that Buxton University, which Uba said he received a Ph.D from is “a ‘certificate mill’, that sells degrees to anybody willing to pay a small fee.”
Andy Uba, who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has not responded to the allegations.
SaharaReporters, a few weeks ago accused another lawmaker, Dino Melaye, of certificate forgery. The publisher Omoyele Sowore, vowed to put his life on the line to expose Melaye.
However, the vice-chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Ibrahim Garba, later confirmed to the Senate that Melaye graduated from the school.