The federal polytechnic Oko, Anambra State claims that it's former student and house of Representative member Elect for Eket/Onna/Esit Eket/Ibeno Federal Constituency, Hon Okpolum Etteh is falsely accused of presenting forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Examination Certification Division of the Akwa Ibom ministry of education have faulted the claim.
Report obtained from the Punch says, The Candidate of All Progressive Congress in the National Assembly Election in Akwa Ibom state,Hon, Eseme Eyiboh, challenged the declaration of the member-elect as winner before the Tribunal , Claiming that the member Elect presented a forged certificate to INEC.
At the resumed hearing of the case, counsel to Etteh, Barrister Ekpenyong Ntekim, argued that his client obtained all his certificates from recognised institutions in Nigeria, adding that there was no basis for any forgery as alleged by the petitioner and that there was no inconsistency in the name of Etteh, as all documents bearing his name have not shown any contradiction with his age declaration certificate, which he tendered to INEC during his screening.
The Four witness that was presented before the Tribunal all Testified that the documents presented to the Tribunal are not forged at all.
After listening to the arguments and cross-examination of witnesses by the counsel to Etteh, the PDP, INEC and the petitioner, the three-man panel of Justices, led by Justice Kudirat Jose, however, adjourned to June 22, 2023 for adoption of written addresses on the case.
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