Ondo guber: APC clears Aiyedatiwa,15 other aspirants for screening

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By Folorunso Ojo, Akure

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Vetting Committee, has cleared all 16 aspirants who obtained nomination forms to face the Party’s Screening Committee.

The Vetting Committee also recommended that Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa did not forge his WAEC certificate contrary to an allegation by another Aspirant, Olugbenga Edema.

This is contained in a statement issued by Professor Abdulkarim Kana, Chairman of the Vetting Committee.

“The Committee received a petition from Gbenga Omogbemi Edema, one of the Aspirants, alleging certificate forgery against Gov. Orimisan Lucky Aiyedatiwa (Copy attached as Annexure A). The Committee decided to verify the School Certificate allegedly forged by checking online from the website of the West Africa Examination Council (the WAEC Scratch Card attached as Annexure B).

“The Committee found no credible evidence to substantiate the allegation of certificate forgery against Orimisan Lucky Aiyedatiwa”, the statement said.

The Committee verified Governor Aiyedatiwa‘s WAEC Result and confirmed it is genuine and in compliance with the party’s guidelines (the Result is attached as Annexure C).

“The Committee therefore urges all aspirants to desist from making unfounded allegations that could undermine the credibility of the party primaries.

“Based on the findings of the vetting process, the committee recommends the following: All aspirants are cleared to participate in the Screening Exercises.

“The Vetting Committee is confident that the vetting process has been conducted with integrity and transparency. The Committee’s recommendations are aimed at ensuring that only qualified and credible aspirants are presented for the party primaries, in line with the party’s commitment to internal democracy and good governance”, the statement read further.