‘Nine Ek­iti law­mak­ers not us­ing fake cer­tifi­cates’

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Doyin Ade­busuyi, Ado Ek­iti

The Ek­iti State House of As­sem­bly has de­scribed a re­port in a national news­pa­per that nine of its law­mak­ers are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated over cer­tifi­cate forgery as base­less and wicked.

The As­sem­bly has also de­nied that the law­mak­ers were in hid­ing, saying “the House held its par­lia­men­tary meet­ing in the com­plex on Mon­day with­out any fear or hin­drance.”

A news­pa­per had quoted a source at the De­part­ment of State Ser­vice (DSS) that nine law­mak­ers in the state As­sem­bly were be­ing in­ves­ti­gate for al­leged cer­tifi­cate forgery and fal­si­fi­ca­tion of age.

But the chairman, House Com­mit­tee on In­for­ma­tion, Gboyega Aribiso­gan, in a state­ment, said the House was made up of pro­fes­sion­als in dif­fer­ent fields of en­deav­our, who had made their im­pacts in their re­spec­tive sec­tors.

“No mem­ber of this House has been in­vited for ques­tion­ing by any gov­ern­ment agency over is­sue of cer­tifi­cates. The records of aca­demic qual­i­fi­ca­tion, as pre­sented to the In­de­pen­dent National Elec­toral Com­mis­sion (INEC), of all the mem­bers, are avail­able in their re­spec­tive schools,” he said.

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