The All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Anambra South, Andy Uba yesterday denied allegations being peddled in some quarters that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate he obtained in 1974 is fake.
This is just as he faulted the allegations credited to a former investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr.
Victor Osita Uwajeh in the media reports, that Uba made attempts to assassinate, poison or intimidate him.
A statement signed and made available to journalists by Uba’s aide, Chike Okeke, said “these damaging allegations are not only false but malicious and 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 wiThexamination 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 verifi cation.
“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,” the statement declared.