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APC NWC Under Pressure To Substitute The Governorship Candidacy of Adamawa Governor Over Certificate Forgery

November 3, 2018

Governor Bindo is being accused of forging virtually all his academic qualifications as submitted to the party and obtained by SaharaReporters.


The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been urged to drop the Governorship candidcy of Adamawa State Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla Bindo on allegation that Bindow forged academic documents.

SaharaReporters can report that the call is coming with intense pressure on Adams Oshiomhole led NWC, warning that the APC risk conceding the state to the oppositon amidst allegation of  certificate forgery leveled against Governor Bindow.

It was learnt on Friday, that Mahmood Halilu Ahmed Modi is exploring last minute opportunity before the window for substitution of candidates closes today (Friday 2, 2018).

Governor Bindo is being accused of forging virtually all his academic qualifications as submitted to the party and obtained by SaharaReporters.

An Abuja division of the Federal High Court presided over by Justice B.O. Quadri has earlier okayed accelerated hearing in a certificate forgery case filed against Governor Jibrilla Bindow.

The case was filed by a group, Incorporated Trustees of Global Integrity Crusade Network and those joined as defendants were the West African Examination Council, the Independent National Electoral Commission, the All Progressives Congress and the Nigeria Police.

Ruling on the application for a motion experte brought before him on October 22, Justice Quadri granted the prayers of the plaintiff for accelerated hearing as well as leave to serve originating summons on Bindow and the WAEC at their respective addresses in Adamawa and Lagos.

Therefore, Dr. Mahmood Halilu Modi, who is Aish Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari's brother, has through his Cousel, petitioned the national hierarchy of the party, seeking to replace Bindo as the party's flag bearer in Adamawa State.

"The National Executive Committee must intervene and substitute our Client for the serving Governor Mohammed Jibrilla Bindo as APC Governorship candidate for Adamawa State, unless it wishes to gift Adamawa State (a solidly APC state) to the opposition".

As according to the petition, which SaharaReporters has obtained, "APC cannot permit Governor Bindow a seriel academic forger and habitual criminal perjurer to represent it as its Governorship candidate for Adamawa State.

"Particulars of forgery of WAEC Certificate No: SG 488238A of June 1983 with Candidate Examination No: 20623/055 from the official records of WAEC, belongs to one Mr. Dalyop Pam Dong Rim of Government Secondary School Miango, Plateau State, as shown on examination number 20623055 attached as Annexures 7 and 8.

"The Certificate and Diploma of City Collage of Higher Education (London) tendered are also demonstrably forged. Attached as Annexures 9 is the Google map picture of the address of the fake school, which is actually a pastry shop at 67 Seven Sisters Road, London.

"The publicity resulting to discovery of this monumental fraud and embarrassment led Governor Bindow to attempt to withdraw the said above certificates and in their stead presenting to INEC as evidence of educational qualification, not a certificate but a mere Testimonial, a violation of section 177 (d) of the Constitution.

"Unfortunately, Mr. B indow has compounded, not solved his criminality. He is still unqualified to contest for the position of Governor under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended.

Macauley Hunohashi, Special Assistant to Governor Bindow on Media and Publicity, reacted by describing the allegation as "not only frivolous, but baseless and lacks merit.

"It should be discountenanced by discerning minds, by people who know what they are doing.

"Additionally, we see it as a despirate move by some disgruntled elements within the polity who want to drag the good name of the Governor into the mud so that they 

can tarnish his reputation and his hard earned integrity", Macauley averred.