‘Nine Ekiti lawmakers not using fake certificates’
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.