The controversial National Examination Council (NECO) certificate presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by Ifeanyi Ubah, senator representing Anambra south has been confirmed to be genuine by the exam body.
Senator Ubah, a member of Young Progressive Party (YPP) and its lone lawmaker was sacked on the grounds that he submitted a forged NECO certificate to INEC.
The court subsequently asked the electoral commission to withdraw his certificate of return and to issue another one to Obinna Uzoh, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.
However, Head of the department of legal and board affairs of NECO, Comfort Kolo said the result was given to the YPP candidate in 2003.
According to Kolo;
“In all, we state with every sense of duty and responsibility that both the statement of result and the certificate are genuine”.
“They both emanated from the council and correspond with the records in our database.”
She said he scored C6 in English, C6 in mathematics, C6 in government, C5 in economics, C5 in literature in English, C5 in commerce and C6 in Christian Religious Knowledge.
Kolo said biology was not included in the result because the YPP candidate scored F9 in it.
Ubah had said the court sacked him without giving him fair hearing.