Alleged Certificate Forgery: NECO Clears Senator Ubah

Austin Papi

The National Examination Council (NECO) has come out to clear the air on the controversial and alleged falsification of certificate by the Senator representing Anambra South in the National Assembly, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah.

The examination board, in response to the order of presentation needed as evidence for the case, sent a letter addressed to the non-governmental organisation, Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA).

NECO in correspondence sent particulars marked NECO/R/LGS/20/003, which disclosed that the chieftain of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) sat for eight subjects with Credit in 7 and obtained fail in one.

Moreover, NECO, who cleared the doubt on the authenticity of Senator Ubah’s result, also noted that the traditional and common practice among examination bodies was that the failed subjects were not recorded in the certificate.

Although they will remain in the examination bodies’ database and continue to appear in both the statement of results and confirmation of results which is often sent to educational institutions.

The letter addressed to HURIWA read in part:

“In simple language, examination bodies do not issue certificates for failed subjects, hence, the initial confusion concerning the authenticity of the result.

“In all, we state with every sense of duty and responsibility that both the statement of result and the certificate are genuine. They both emanated from the council and correspond with the records in our database.”

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah was sacked last week by a High Court in Abuja for allegedly contesting the 2019 elections with a forged NECO result.

However, on Wednesday, another High Court in Abuja overturned that decision and permitted the lawmaker time to respond to the case filed against him.

It seems with the latest revelation and proof presented by NECO, the YPP Flagbearer will retain his position in the senate.

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