The All Progressive Congress (APC) Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the Senate, Senator Andy Uba yesterday denied the allegations peddled from some quarters and individuals that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate he obtained in 1974 is fake.
This is just as he faulted the allegations credited to one Victor Osita Uwajeh in the media reports that Senator Uba has made attempts to assassinate, poison or intimidate him.
In a statement signed and made available to National Trail by Senator Andy Uba’s aide, Chike Okeke, said that these vilifying and damaging allegations are not only false, but malicious and a calculated attempt to trample upon his reputation
‘’We want to state in categorical terms that these allegations are unfounded, false, misleading, and are refuted and denied by Senator Emmanuel Andy Uba. The allegations are false, unfounded and wicked.
‘’The Distinguished Senator and his family are seriously embarrassed and outraged at these false and injurious publications against his academic qualifications.
‘’For the avoidance of doubt, in all Senator Emmanuel Andy Uba’s private and political career, he has consistently used the WAEC certificate he obtained from Union Secondary School, Awkunanaw, Enugu in 1974 with Examination No: 05465/089; his Degree Certificate from California State University, Los Angeles for the award of Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Urban Analysis; and his certificate of award of Honourable Doctorate Degree in Public Administration from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
‘’ These are the certificates he used in his INEC Form CF 001 with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) submitted in the 2007, 2010, 2011 re-run and 2015 general elections. Being public documents, they are open to the general public for verification.
‘’Therefore, the purported WAEC Certificate with Certificate No: SC 544753 issued in 1974 to one Uba Emmanuel Nnamdi does not belong to Senator Emmanuel Andy Uba and did not emanate from him.
‘’As a distinguished Nigerian citizen, a Christian and firm believer in the rule of law, Senator Andy Uba has done the most civilized thing under the law by petitioning relevant security agencies, including the Inspector General of Police.
‘’He will never nurture the thought of hurting anyone, let alone assassinating any human being. Besides, given his firm belief in our judicial system and the rule of law, he has instituted a cross-action against Victor Uwajeh by filing his Defence and Counter-Claim in a civil matter instituted by Mr. Uwajeh at the High Court of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in SUIT NO. FCT/ABJ/CV/2063/16 between Evangelist Victor Uwajeh V. Senator Emmanuel Nnamdi Uba.
‘’ Sequel to a petition by Senator Andy Uba to the Inspector General of Police and other relevant security agencies, the police investigated Mr. Victor Osita Uwajeh and subsequently arraigned him.
‘’He has been charged with various offences relating to forgery and falsification of documents under the Miscellaneous Offences Act, Cap. M17, Law of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 in Charge No. FHC/ABJ/CR/148/2017 (Federal Republic of Nigeria Vs Victor Osita Uwajeh)
‘’The Distinguished Senator is determined to take necessary legal actions against all the disparaging and libelous publications about his person and reputation by Victor Osita Uwajeh and some media establishments