Certificate Scandal: Dapo Abiodun is not fit enough to Governor Ogun State.

Repotering from ogun state the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ogun State, Adedapo Abiodun, has been caught in a messy scandal that could see him disqualified as the flag-bearer of the ruling party in the February 2019 general election.Mr Abiodun, a popular person know on oil and gas executive from Ijebu Remo, is facing allegations that he evaded national service after graduating from the university in the 1980s, and claimed in his nomination form that he does not have a university degree in order to deceive his party and the Independent National Electoral Commission.

 

Repotering from ogun state the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Ogun State, Adedapo Abiodun, has been caught in a messy scandal that could see him disqualified as the flag-bearer of the ruling party in the February 2019 general election.

Mr Abiodun, a popular person know on oil and gas executive from Ijebu Remo, is facing allegations that he evaded national service after graduating from the university in the 1980s, and claimed in his nomination form that he does not have a university degree in order to deceive his party and the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The reporters learnt that Mr Abiodun made conflicting academic claims in his INEC filings when he ran for Senate in 2015 and as a governorship candidate this year.

Recall Mr Abiodun was declared winner of the 2018 APC governorship primaries in Ogun State in October.

His emergence sparked a bitter and unending confrontation between the leadership of the APC led by Adams Oshiomhole and Ibikunle Amosun, the governor of Ogun State.

Governor Amosun, told the reporters to recalls, has vowed not to support Abiodun’s candidacy as Ogun state governor in 2019 general election.

Although Mr Amosun remained in the APC, his favoured successor has abandoned the party with other topshots to test their ambitions elsewhere.

But while Mr Amosun’s stiff resistance to Mr Abiodun’s ambition may be considered too daunting to surmount, the latest revelations about the candidate’s failure to take part in the youth service and misrepresentation of himself before INEC appear to have the bigger potential to undo him.

This is primarily because the APC has indicated in September that it would not condone any member who failed to serve the country after finishing from the university.

Adesina Baruwa, who filed the suit  case against Mr Abiodun at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, argued the politician should be disqualified for claiming in his INEC form that he does not have a university degree.

 

The litigant said the politician clearly violated both the electoral law and the NYSC law, which respectively prohibited filing false claims and failure to take part in youth service after graduation before he age 30.

Mr Abiodun who was born on May 29, 1960. He had concluded his primary education in 1971 and his secondary education in 1978.

Mr Abidion said in his 2015 INEC filings that he obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1989, meaning he graduated at 29 and should have honoured a call-up for the NYSC.

But Mr Abiodun’s official profile on the website of Heyden, perhaps his most famous and successful business man, also confirmed he obtained degrees in engineering and accounting.

But in his latest submission to INEC for his 2019 governorship run, Mr Abiodun did not disclose his university degree, claiming high school as his highest academic qualification in his profile.

Also, anyone who graduated before 30 but deliberately declined to serve has committed an offence that could attract imprisonment, even if the person did not forge NYSC documents.

Only a person who obtained a degree after 30 or served in the military or won national honours medal would qualify for exemption certificate under the NYSC law, He will not be qualified for exemption under the law.  The reporters reported.

learnt that Mr Abiodun made conflicting academic claims in his INEC filings when he ran for Senate in 2015 and as a governorship candidate this year.

Recall Mr Abiodun was declared winner of the 2018 APC governorship primaries in Ogun State in October.

His emergence sparked a bitter and unending confrontation between the leadership of the APC led by Adams Oshiomhole and Ibikunle Amosun, the governor of Ogun State.

Governor Amosun, told the reporters to recalls, has vowed not to support Abiodun’s candidacy as Ogun state governor in 2019 general election.

Although Mr Amosun remained in the APC, his favoured successor has abandoned the party with other topshots to test their ambitions elsewhere.

But while Mr Amosun’s stiff resistance to Mr Abiodun’s ambition may be considered too daunting to surmount, the latest revelations about the candidate’s failure to take part in the youth service and misrepresentation of himself before INEC appear to have the bigger potential to undo him.

This is primarily because the APC has indicated in September that it would not condone any member who failed to serve the country after finishing from the university.

Adesina Baruwa, who filed the suit  case against Mr Abiodun at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, argued the politician should be disqualified for claiming in his INEC form that he does not have a university degree.

The litigant said the politician clearly violated both the electoral law and the NYSC law, which respectively prohibited filing false claims and failure to take part in youth service after graduation before he age 30.

Mr Abiodun who was born on May 29, 1960. He had concluded his primary education in 1971 and his secondary education in 1978.

Mr Abidion said in his 2015 INEC filings that he obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1989, meaning he graduated at 29 and should have honoured a call-up for the NYSC.

But Mr Abiodun’s official profile on the website of Heyden, perhaps his most famous and successful business man, also confirmed he obtained degrees in engineering and accounting.

But in his latest submission to INEC for his 2019 governorship run, Mr Abiodun did not disclose his university degree, claiming high school as his highest academic qualification in his profile.

Also, anyone who graduated before 30 but deliberately declined to serve has committed an offence that could attract imprisonment, even if the person did not forge NYSC documents.

Only a person who obtained a degree after 30 or served in the military or won national honours medal would qualify for exemption certificate under the NYSC law, He will not be qualified for exemption under the law.  The reporters reported.