Frank Ibezim, the All Progressives Congress candidate for the October 31 senatorial bye-election in Imo North, is embroiled in a certificates scandal, SaharaReporters has gathered.
Ibezim, who hails from the Ehime Mbano Native Authorities Space of Imo State, is a long-time pal and aide to Minister of State for Training, Emeka Nwajiuba.
It was gathered that the previous Commissioner for Agriculture was earlier disqualified by the screening committee of the APC for failing to submit originals of his academic qualification certificates and correctly licensed true copies for citing.
Regardless of his disqualification, SaharaReporters learnt that the state governor, Hope Uzodima, and junior Training Minister insisted on Ibezim as candidate of the celebration.
It was gathered that Uzodinma and Nwajiuba claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari requested them to provide the ticket to Ibezim regardless of not cleared to take part within the APCâ€™s main.
â€œI suppose this simply goes to say how the wills and electoral selections of the plenty are being subverted by powers that be. It’s obvious the Presidency and the governor is complicit in subverting the desire of the folks. Think about what their plans might be concerning the Edo elections for example,â€ a supply advised SaharaReporters.
The supply accused Nwajiuba of sponsoring Ibezim with public funds.
Aside from not presenting his certificates, SaharaReporters gathered that the statutory age declaration deposed by one Emmanuel lbezim, introduced by the APC senatorial candidate to the screening committee, was not signed by the declarant, which rendered the doc invalid.
Ibezim additionally submitted one other affidavit stating the lack of his educational qualification certificates, which was not signed by the deponent and in addition rendered the doc invalid.
SaharaReporters additional gathered that the mentioned unsigned affidavit didn’t have a police extract in assist to point out that he reported to the regulation enforcement company.
He was mentioned to have additionally submitted the photocopies of his educational certificates he claimed had been lacking together with WAEC, college diploma and NYSC certificates.