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Sahara Reporters Claims Senator Andy Uba Forged his WAEC Certificate & has No Degree from any Tertiary Institution

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Online news medium, Sahara Reporters has alleged that Senator representing Anambra South district, Andy Uba forged his secondary school leaving certificate and “Confirmation of Result” dated November 13, 2013, which he presented to British authorities.

The news portal, who had alleged that Kogi West senator, Dino Melaye never graduated from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) as he claimed, disclosed that WAEC, in a letter addressed to George Smith of Public Agencies, located at 57 Peel Road, Wembley Middlesex, HA9 7LY in the United Kingdom, stated that “Letter reference no. L/CR/CONF/05465089 dated 21st November, 2013 is fake.”

WAEC’s letter, Sahara Reporters said, was dated February 12, 2014.

“Mr. A.A. Okelezo, as you rightly observed, reported as the Controller of our branch office in Calabar on 7th October, 2013 having been deployed from the Ikeja Zonal Office. He was never the Head of National Office, as indicated at the foot of the letter under reference. The signature on the document is in no way similar to his signature,” Sahara Reporters quoted the letter as saying.

According to Sahara Reporters, WAEC’s letter to Smith, signed by O.M. Adebayo, deputy Registrar in charge of School Exams Department, disclosed that “the Examination conducted in May/June 1974 was GCE [General Certificate of Education] and not WASSCE as indicated on the Confirmation of Result.”

“The Certificate No: SC 544753 with candidate No. 05465089 was found to be fake, as signatures on the document were forged. Also, the serial number quoted on the ‘certificate’ was non-existent in our system. In addition, the spelling of GRADE as GARDE let the document out as fake,” the news medium quoted Adebayo as saying, adding that a candidate with the same name as the senator, “sat the GCE in the school in 1974,” and then detailed the authentic results earned by the senator.

 

The alleged real certificate

The alleged fake certificate

Sahara Reporters disclosed that in WAEC’s letter to Smith, Uba had “Credit” in Chemistry and “Pass” (which is lower than credit) in English Language, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, and Biology. It added that Uba “failed Bible Knowledge and Economics”.

“Uba’s falsified results claimed that he earned the following grades: English Literature 4, English Language 7, Christian Religious Knowledge 7, Economics 4, Statistics 6, Mathematics 6, Physics 4, and Chemistry 6,” Sahara Reporters stated.

The news medium alleged that Uba’s certificate from Concordia University, Canada, and California State University, U.S. were also forged as “he dropped out of both institutions without completing enough work to earn even a bachelor’s degree.”

It added that Buxton University, which Uba said he received a Ph.D from is “a ‘certificate mill’ that sells degrees to anybody willing to pay a small fee.”

In his forged secondary school leaving certificate, Mr. Uba claimed that he scored “First Division.” WAEC’s document to Mr. Smith debunks the claim. In his letter, Mr. Adebayo stated, “for a candidate to have been qualified for a First Division Certificate under the WASC/GCE regime, he/she must have passed in at least six subjects selected in accordance with the Regulations, reaching Credit in at least five of them (including English Language…” WAEC’s letter was emphatic that Mr. Uba “did not fulfill the condition and could therefore not have been awarded Division One.”

Andy Uba, who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has not responded to the allegations.

Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters

22 Comments

  1. BB

    April 1, 2017 at 12:34 am

    Dino must be a lost case…onto the next prey(lol)

    • mujer

      April 1, 2017 at 3:50 am

      Ghen ghen!!! Nice one sahara. Not surprised this one failed Bible KNowledge. It shows in his actions.

  2. Me

    April 1, 2017 at 1:10 am

    This Sahara guy should be careful, he’s stepping on evil toes. If anything bad happens to him we won’t be able to tell who did it because he’s offending too many people.

    • Agu

      April 1, 2017 at 1:31 am

      He media is in New York the land of freedom nothing will happen to him

    • Rotimi

      April 1, 2017 at 3:51 am

      #Me, evil thrives when men like like Sowore decide to keep quite like you. You definitely are oblivious of what it means when they say light shineth in darkness and darkness, without understanding how, disappears and wonder how did the truth catch up with and overtook it. God’s time is real and it comes speedily even in its slowness but best timing. When God starts, nothing stops it, for he gives his messengers sound power of wisdom for exploit. #2017YearOfReward.

    • mujer

      April 1, 2017 at 3:52 am

      Someone has to work for all of us lazy and scaredy cat asses who will not do the right thing and stand in the light against evil. We suffer so much pain because knuckle heads have gamed the system run by intellectuals to give them ruling power over an intelligent nation. For that alone, we are cursed with unfathomable darkness, year after year.

    • Chioma

      April 1, 2017 at 3:54 am

      Mschewww. Isn’t that what we have heard for years. Be quiet, don’t tell the truth bcos you will offend these people. Bunch of cowards.
      If we are too afraid to step on evil toes it makes sense why Nigerians deserve the useless leaders they have because majority of the people have warped mindset too.
      Sahara reporters is exposing the lies, incompetency that’s deeply rooted in that country. It’s crazy how these guys fake their certificates and never have been held accountable.
      If anything the evil guys should be the ones to be scared. If anything happens to Sowore, we will not take it easy.

    • Authentic Sunshine

      April 1, 2017 at 6:14 am

      Careful what??? This is the kindest that kills us. They should all be called out for what the truly are.

  3. A Real Nigerian

    April 1, 2017 at 1:18 am

    “Uba Forged his WAEC Certificate & has No Degree from any Tertiary Institution”
    ???????????
    No brains and no morals, yet he is a lawmaker, a former presidential aide and a former governor. Tragic.
    What a hopeless country Nigeria is.

  4. Not Davido

    April 1, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Useless tribal bigotries,if it was Davido’s private life,the funny hate filled lots will have roared out loudly.

    They have no comments to the politicians that are slowing down the progress of there region.

    • John

      April 1, 2017 at 9:26 am

      @ Not Davido.
      Don’t know why we must always bring everything down to “region”, “tribe” and “religion”, whenever troubling national issues are brought up. If you commence your baiting, I’ll quickly remind you about a certain Senator who cannot travel to the US because of an outstanding drug trafficking warrant. Let’s just bury our bigotry for a while and discuss the issue of preponderance of scums & crooks in high places in our nation, shall we?

  5. Ottawa Queen

    April 1, 2017 at 3:19 am

    No wonder we have mumu’s ruling our country. When you have such as leaders, what do you expect that government to be like? Ordinary WAEC and NYSC dem no fit pass sef! Who fails Bible knowledge/C.R.K btw???

  6. [email protected]ahoo.com

    April 1, 2017 at 7:39 am

    The man dies in him who keeps silent in the face of tyranny.

  7. funmilola

    April 1, 2017 at 7:57 am

    that he failed Bible knowledge/crk I s proof enough….we need to give it up for Sahara reporters for exposing the nyash of these our so called leaders.

  8. Nene

    April 1, 2017 at 8:54 am

    This is believable. This man speaks like a market seller. OBJ’s boy

  9. Cee

    April 1, 2017 at 10:11 am

    This is too much, there are enough young intelligent graduates in Nigeria. It’s time for power to change hands

  10. Stephen Ron Wells

    April 1, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Nigeria

  11. chique

    April 1, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Haaa..why am I not surprised? Is ‘nt this why the political class gave failed Nigeria?there are More people in the legislative arm who have fake papers than those with originals.

  12. John

    April 1, 2017 at 11:40 am

    I scored a “Division One” in my time and I’ve always been proud to share this with my kids. And now, some clown is trying to “cheapen” my achievements. I can almost hear my sassy youngest daughter tell me next time I wave my brilliant grades in her face….Dad, abeg leave that matter! E no go better for some people in this country.

  13. But wait...

    April 1, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    The thing is…we already sort of know these things – that many people who sit in our Senate are not educated, have questionable character, but arrived there in part because of their character in addition to their ability to fund an election campaign somehow.

    The question is, why Dino and Uba? Why not all the others? How is Sahara deciding on who to out?

    As much as I am happy we are having this conversation and I hope it translates to votes for candidates who are more deserving of high office, I would rather not be someone’s pawn, and right now it feels like Sahara is shaping the conversation for some private benefit – out everyone or shut up.

    • Muse

      April 1, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      ” As much as I am happy we are having this conversation…., why Dino…”

      Why not muse for instance?? Please squash that thought of yours. According to you, we know these things and yet they still dictate how we live, they rape us financially and otherwise and in our mumuness, we allow it to continue.

      Someone brave decides to speak up and we’re singing a different tune? Even if it’s for his private gain, can’t we make use of our thinking faculties? Can’t we discern what’s good and what’s bad for us as a people? #ourmumudondo

  14. Jani

    April 2, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Andy Uba forged WAEC certificate and has no degree? That makes 2, him and Muhammadu Buhari. Andy Uba has degree issues? That makes 3, him and Dino Melaye. Andy Uba has no degree certificate? That makes 4, his and Yemi Osinbajo who calls himself a professor but has never done a PHD. Andy Uba faked results abroad? That makes 5, him and Chicago “degree” faker Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Nigeria of today, a retrogressive government of smoke and mirrors, failed.

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