The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed reports that its Deputy Governorship candidate in the Edo election, Abudu Ganiyu Audu, gave false information to INEC.
The APC in a statement signed by Dr. Ehiogie WEST-Idahosa insisted that Ganiyu Audu is duly qualified to seek election as Deputy Governor.
He described the report circulating on mainstream and social media as a malicious and false narrative.
West-Idahosa said: “We wish to categorically state that nothing can be farther from the truth.
“The name description of Abudu Ganiyu Audu contained on his
educational qualifications submitted to INEC for the said election correctly belongs to him and in some cases are abbreviations or synonyms of his name.
“Even at that, those abbreviations and synonyms have been validly
reconciled with his name vide the appropriate instruments duly issued by
the relevant Court as prescribed by the Supreme Court in Appeal No.
sC/1/2020, PDP VS. EREMIENYO & 3 ORS.
“Those who have been busy in peddling these false stories should turn
their attention to the PDP Governorship and Deputy Governorship Candidates who have pending Suits No. FHC/B/cs/74/2020 and
FHC/B/CS/75/2020 challenging their qualification to contest the said
Governorship Election for presenting glaringly forged documents to INEC
to aid their qualification to contest the said election.”