Kwara State Governor-elect, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq has denied presenting a fake certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission as part of the requirements to contest the 2019 governorship election.
This is coming on the heels of the accusations and suit filed at an Ilorin High Court by one Adekunle Abraham who claimed to be a member of the Peoples Democratic Party in Apado ward, Ilorin East Local Government Area challenging the authenticity of his WAEC certificate.
The plaintiff took oath that “while examining the personal particulars of the defendant, he was curious about the purported West African Examination Council (WAEC) school certificate No SC180683 purportedly dated June, 1976 of the defendant particularly, the way the defendant’s name is written as ‘RASAQ , AR’ which from my experience, WAEC as a standard examination body in West Africa do not normally abbreviate names on the school certificates issued by it.”
He further averred that the documents submitted by Abdulrasaq as his educational qualification was not and could not have been issued by WAEC and as such the governor-elect was not qualified to contest the governorship election.
Abdulrasaq’s counsel, Mr. Lawal Jimoh told the court that the governor-elect graduated from Government College, Kaduna in June 1976.
The case was adjourned till June 10 by the presiding judge, Justice Adenike Akinpelu for mentioning.