The running mate of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Gani Audu, is reportedly involved in a certificate forgery case.
According to Vanguard, documents submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), show discrepancies in Audu’s academic qualifications and other means of identification.
It said the discrepancies appear in a number of documents, and show a trail similar to the inconsistencies found in the academic credentials of the sacked deputy governor of Bayelsa State, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, which caused the APC to lose the state to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The publication said the Action Democratic Party (ADP), has instituted a court case at the Federal High Court, Abuja, asking the court to disqualify Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC candidate, as a result of the defective certificates of his running mate.
It stated that the ADP is approaching the court to rule that certificates submitted by Audu are forged, and that he is not fit to stand for the September 19 governorship election in the state.
It was gathered that in the documents Gani Audu swore an affidavit to and submitted to INEC, his names are Audu Abudu Ganiyu. However, his other documents are said to bear conflicting names.