…Risks 7 year jail term
Barely two weeks after a group, Greater Tomorrow (GT), raised alarm over certificates scandal (presentation of two different statement of results for same examination, same school and in the same year 1991) involving All Progressives Congress (APC), Chairmanship candidate for Epe local government area, Animasaun Surah O, the Epe Integrity group (EIG) has also spotted irregularities in the First School Leaving Certificate of the APC chairmanship candidate.
The group in a release signed by its Chairman, Mr. Babatunde Iyiola said Surah’s first school leaving certificate issued on July 16th, 1985 was signed by a Director General in the ministry of Education instead of a Permant Secretary.
“After carefully analysing the APC chairmanship candidate’s first leaving certificate, we discovered it was signed by a Director General in the Ministry of Education instead of a Permanent Secretary which signed for everyone (pupils) that got awarded the first school leaving certificate which takes effect from 1st of July 1985 as against the Certificate presented by Animasaun Surah O). As a group that is interested in the development of Epe land, we conducted investigation on the credentials of all the chairmanship aspirants.
“After a thorough investigation, we discovered that all first school leaving certificates issued by Lagos State Ministry of Education in 1985 was issued on the 1st of July, 1985 and signed by a Permanent Secretary in the ministry. In the case of Animasaun Surah, the first school leaving certificate she presented to the screening committe was issued on the 16th of July, 1985 and was signed by a Director General instead of a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education. All first school certificates issued in Lagos state in 1985 were issued on 1st of July, why was her own issued on the 16th of July of same year? And why was her own certificate signed by a Director General instead of a Permanent Secretary?
This is an open fact that can be cross-check by anyone that got his/her first school leaving certificate in Lagos State in the year 1985.
“We have gone beyond this in EPE, we have qualified people with no blemish that can be put forward for elections. This is a case of forgery, it must not be treated with levity.The situation is not beyond redemption. Gov. Jide Sanwo-Olu and other APC leaders should look into this matter and safe our mandate from being snatched by rival parties after election at the COURT OF LAW. APC EPE land is known for Excellence, ” the statement reads.
The irregularities in her certificate has reportedly led to agitations and protests by some members of the party in the local government calling for her removal so as to save a future political consequences for APC in EPE LOCAL GOVT.
All efforts to speak with Animasaun Surah prove abortive as at the time of filling this report.