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Lagos bye-election: APC drags Gbadamosi to court over forged WASSCE result

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The All Progressives Congress has approached the Federal High Court in Lagos over an allegation of forged West African Senior School Certificate Examination result.

The ruling party prayed that the court stops the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, from participating in the upcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election.

In the suit filed by its lawyer, Mr Kemi Pinheiro (SAN), the APC claimed that its check on WASSCE website showed that Gbadamosi, in 1985, registered and sat for eight WASSCE subjects, but the certificate he submitted to INEC indicated that he only registered for and took five subjects.

“The number of subjects recorded for the 1st defendant on the platform of WASSCE materially differs from the number of subjects recorded for the 1st defendant on the purported WASSCE Certificate submitted to the 2nd defendant.

“The certificate was forged and or falsified to conceal the fact that the 1st defendant sat for and failed Mathematics, Economics and Bible Knowledge,” the APC said in its statement of claim.

The defendants in the suit are Gbadamosi and the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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