The leadership of the Labour Party has vowed to do all within its powers to prove that the current Governor-elect of Enugu State, Peter Mbah, was not qualified to contest the governorship poll following an allegation that he presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Mbah’s victory in the last governorship election in the state has raised dust among his critics and members of the opposition, who expressed strong conviction that did not win the poll.

Two weeks ago, a coalition of human rights groups under the aegis of ‘Support for the Rule of Law and Justice Initiative’ had raised a fresh alarm over a purported move by the governor-elect to change the documents he submitted to INEC to cover up the allegation of perjury levelled against him.
The group announced that it had uncovered a plot to remove Mbah’s file that contained the alleged forged certificate of the National Youth Service Corps.

But the Enugu governor-elect maintained his innocence, saying he served out his one-year mandatory service and was duly discharged.

He also challenged the scheme to subject the said certificate to forensic examination, saying after graduating in law from the University of East London in 2000, he returned to Nigeria and was admitted into the bar part 1 programme of the Nigerian law school.

On completion of the examination, he was required to wait for the bar part 2 programme and was told to enrol in the one-year NYSC programme instead of wasting time sitting around.

As the accusation and counter-accusation continued, The PUNCH reported that a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday restrained the National Youth Service Corps from further issuing any disclaimer, denying the issuance of a certificate to Mbah.