I didn’t forge NYSC exemption certificate – Bayelsa dep gov

By AdvocateNews on 24/02/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 610

Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, Bayelsa Deputy Governor
Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, Bayelsa Deputy Governor

The  deputy governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo has  denied forging his National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) exemption certificate, which he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Ewhrudjakpo, told journalists at a press briefing, in Abuja, on Sunday that issues relating to his NYSC exemption certificate were already in the public domain, before his nomination as People’s Democratic Party (PDP) deputy governorship candidate in the last gubernatorial poll.

The deputy governor, who spoke through his counsel, Clement Kekemeke, explained that what happened was  that there was an error in his name in the NYSC exemption certificate issued to him by the corps.

Ewhrudjakpo added that the NYSC admitted that it misspelt his name, following a formal complaint he made to the corps.

He,  noted that after acknowledging its error, in the exemption certificate issued to him, the NYSC issued him a fresh certificate.

According to him, “sometime in 2019 preparatory to the National Assembly elections, and specifically that of Bayelsa West senatorial district, where Senator Ewrudjakpo represented until he was sworn in as deputy governor; one Ibisene Afamkolo took him to the Federal High Court and commenced a suit by way of originating summons accusing him of presenting a forged NYSC exemption certificate.

“While dealing with that matter, being a pre-election matter, at a point, it became status barred having exceeded the period of 180 days within which it ought to have been dispensed with by virtue of the provision of the 1999 Constitution.

“…truly on the certificate presented to INEC by my client in his form CS001, which is the nomination form, his surname was misspelt. Instead of Ewhrudjakpo, the name was misspelt as Ewhrudjakpa.  After the matter was struck out and even though my client had earlier applied for the correction of this misspelt name, he was further bored by that matter by reapplying again for the issuance of a new certificate.

“He applied again, drawing the attention of the NYSC to the error on his surname and seeking a re-issuance of a correct certificate. Consequently, the NYSC responded and reissued a fresh certificate correcting our client’s name, reflecting the surname now as Ewhrudjakpo, being the issuing authority that has the loci standi to replace an erroneously issued certificate. That put the matter to rest.”

Posted 24/02/2020 06:58:50 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Obiano heads Anambra COVID-19 team, orders workers home...

I’ll continue to promote peace in Enugu –...

Buhari approves recruitment of 5,000 personnel for NDLEA...

PDP sweeps poll in Ekwerememadu's ward

2019: My government won’t accommodate cabal – Atiku...

Coronavirus: Doctors, nurses strike over lack of protective...

Coronavirus cases in Nigeria now 44

It is Israel’s responsibility to ensure Biafra stands...

Osinbajo knocks pastors for not preaching against corruption...

Herdsmen attacks: Defend yourselves, Gen. Danjuma tells Nigerians...

Customs officer allegedly kills passenger over N5,000 bribe...

Man strips naked, hangs himself at popular Ebeano...

 

Latest News Coronavirus: Queen Elizabeth’s full speech NCC clears doubts over 5G, COVID-19 and Security COVID-19 claims another life as eight new cases push Nigeria’s total to 232 Boko Haram Attack: Buratai visits wounded troops in Maiduguri FG, govs urged to release food distribution guidelines Three storey building collapses in Enugu, no casualty Collapsed 3-storey building: ECTDA evaluates all structures in state capital COVID-19: I didn’t dare govt, police over closure of churches in Enugu – Archbishop Chukwuma FG to employ 774,000 youths to clear gutters, streets, others COVID-19: Fear grips health workers as two Edo doctors test positive Coronavirus: FG seeks NASS approval for N500bn intervention fund COVID-19: Abia commences production of masks, protective medical kits – Hart

 

Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (16,666 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (16,318 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (15,533 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (14,682 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (14,473 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (13,673 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (13,314 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (12,524 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (11,988 views) France wins 2018 World Cup Final (11,964 views) England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup final (11,855 views) NASS invasion: Buhari’s ominous descent into dictatorship (11,761 views)

 

SECTIONS EDITORIAL (9) NEWS (2,314) POLITICS (442) SOCIETY (117) SPORTS (27) BUSINESS (302) HEALTH (25) EDUCATION (30) ENTERTAINMENT (18) INTERNATIONAL (56) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (1) OPINION (18)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands