The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun State, Mr Dapo Abiodun, has reacted to the certificates scandal hanging over his marketing campaign, insisting the entire matter is all the way down to mudslinging.
Throughout an look on Channels Tv’s Sunday Politics, Mr Abiodun mentioned he was not anxious concerning the scandal.
“There are not any points about my certificates,” he mentioned, including, “I by no means claimed to have completed from the College of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo College).”
The APC candidate has confronted allegations that he submitted conflicting instructional to the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee in 2015 when he ran for Senate and this yr in his quest to develop into governor of his state.
Of competition is the allegation that he claimed to have obtained a level from the College of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo College, an allegation he denies.
“I by no means claimed to have gotten a level from the College of Ife,” he insisted when requested concerning the matter.
He, nevertheless, mentioned he studied on the college, however he didn’t graduate from there. When requested about some profiles of him that point out he had a B.A in Accounting, replied, “However that isn’t from Ife”.
When his consideration was subsequently drawn to the argument of those that fault claims that he bagged B.A in accounting on the grounds that the establishment didn’t problem B.A. certificates in accounting, he blamed the controversy on political assaults.
“This has all been an try at mudslinging and to confuse the citizens and it’s bundled with plenty of half-truths,” he mentioned.
“I by no means claimed to have studied accounting on the College of Ife. I by no means claimed to get it (the diploma) from the College of Ife. So, this problem has been offered because the presenter wished it offered.”
Requested to make clear what levels he had, Mr Abiodon mentioned, “I do have a Bachelor of Enterprise Administration diploma in Accounting and I’ll wish to cease at that as a result of this matter can be sub judice if I am going any additional.”
Stressing that the matter was in court docket, he declined to remark additional on it when questioned about the place he bought his diploma and the veracity of the certificates he indicated he had in his kind for senatorial election in 2015.
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