PDP reacts over NYSC Director’s bombshell that Governor-elect’s certificate is fake
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State, has faulted the claim by the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig Gen Yusha’u Dogara Ahmed, that he told the Governor-elect of Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, that his discharge certificate was not issued by the NYSC.
The party, however, said his claim was in sync with the agency’s conspiracy, deceit, and willful misrepresentation of facts, which necessitated Mbah’s N20 billion lawsuit against it.
It equally described as an irony a situation where the DG said he would not want to comment on the matter since it was in court, only to go ahead to not only deny knowledge of the lawsuit and consequent court order, but also to act in clear contempt of the court.
The Director of Communications and Spokesperson of the Enugu State PDP Campaign Council for the 2023 general elections, Barr. Nana Ogbodo, stated these in a statement issued on Friday where he reacted to an interview by the NYSC DG on Arise News earlier in the day.
He said: “The DG lied when he claimed that he told Mbah during a meeting in his office that the NYSC did not issue his certificate. The truth is that he told Mbah that the Director in question neither briefed nor cleared with him before issuing the letter dated February 1, 2023 disclaiming Dr. Mbah’s discharge certificate.
“He equally expressed surprise when Mbah showed him the letter by the NYSC national headquarters dated 7th May 2003 (reference number NYSC/DHQ/CM/27/20) to the State Director, Lagos, NYSC, re-mobilising him for the remaining part of his service year after a break, by the express and written permission of the agency, to complete Bar Part II (Bar Final).”
The party wondered why Mbah would go through all the rigorous process to serve his fatherland only to end up forging a certificate, saying it was irrational to contemplate.
Mbah’s NYSC certificate had become subject of controversy amid the legal challenge against his declaration as winner of the state governorship election, with the Labour Party and its candidate, Chijioke Edeoga, contending that the certificate was forged.
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