Sequel to the allegation of forgery levelled against the All Progressives Congress deputy governorship candidate in Edo state Mallam Ganiyu Audu.
The party has clarified that the running mate did not give any false information, this was contained in a press statements issued by Dr. Ehiogie WEST-Idahosa who is the chairman of the legal wing of Ize Iyamu campaign organization.
The statement reads in part:
Our attention has been drawn to the recent outlandish, malicious, false
narrative deliberately circulated in mainstream and social media to the
effect that Mallam Abudu Ganiyu Audu gave false information to the
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to aid his qualification
for the Governorship Election Scheduled for 19" September, 2020. We
wish to categorically state that nothing can be farther from the truth.
The name description of Abudu Ganiyu Audu contained on his
educational qualifications submitted to INEC for the said election correctly
belongs to him and in some cases are abbreviations or synonyms of his
name. Even at that, those abbreviations and synonyms have been validly
reconciled with his name vide the appropriate instruments duly issued byY
the relevant Court as prescribed by the Supreme Court in Appeal No.
sC/1/2020, PDP VS. EREMIENYO & 3 ORS.
Those who have been busy in peddling these false stories should turn
their attention to the PDP Governorship and Deputy Governorship
Candidates who have pending Suits No. FHC/B/cs/74/2020 and
FHC/B/CS/75/2020 challenging their qualification to contest the said
Governorship Election for presenting glaringly forged documents to INEC
to aid their qualification to contest the said election.
This is for the information of the General Public.