By Chris Udochukwu
Abuja (Precise Post) – Edo State All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the forgery case levelled against its deputy governorship candidate, Abudu Ganiyu Audu, saying that abbreviations or synonyms of his name correctly belongs to him.
Precise Post recalls that the Deputy Governorship candidate, Abudu Ganiyu Audu, has been alleged to have submitted false educational qualifications to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Chairman of the party’s legal team, Dr. Ehiogie West-Idahosa, said the report being circulated in the social media on false claims were “outlandish, malicious and false.”
In a statement titled:” Abudu Ganiyu Audu did not give false information to INEC,” he said Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s running mate never gave false information to aid his qualification for the September 19 poll.
West-Idahosa said: “The name description of Abudu Ganiyu Audu contained in his educational qualification submitted to INEC for the election correctly belongs to him and in some cases are abbreviations or synonyms of his name.”
He added :”The abbreviations and synonyms have been validly reconciled with his name vide the appropriate instrument duly issued by the relevant court as prescribed by the Supreme Court in Appeal No SC/1/2020, PDP vs Eremieyo & 3 others.
“Those who have been busy peddling these false stories should turn their attention to the PDP governorship and deputy governorship candidates who have pending suits FHC/B/CS/74/2020 and FHC/B/CS/75/2020 challenging their qualification to contest the governorship election for presenting glaringly forged documents to INEC in aid of their qualification to contest the election.”