The Labour Party (LP) faction led by Lamidi Apapa has raised questions about the academic qualifications of its presidential flagbearer, Peter Obi.
This was disclosed by Abayomi Arabambi, the National Publicity Secretary of the faction, in an interview on AIT. He was commenting on Obi’s recent press conference where he challenged Bola Tinubu to prove his Chicago State University certificate.
Arabambi said he was part of the screening committee that vetted Obi before the party’s presidential primary. He claimed that there was a discrepancy in the name on Obi’s degree certificate from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and his NYSC certificate.
“I was part of the people who did screening for him. In the form EC9, we gave him, he wrote that he attended the University of Nigeria Nsukka and he wrote that he finished his youth service but unfortunately, in the final submission of the form he only submitted his school certificate,” Arabambi said.
“So something is fishy and I want to say the name the school sent for mobilization was not what was written on his NYSC certificate and he knows that.
“This destination that he is going, I don’t know what he wants to achieve. We have before the Supreme Court his own petition and the pleadings are not there, you are now calling out someone to come and reveal his true identity.
“For us, we don’t know the true identity of Peter Obi even in the Labour Party because everything was shrouded in secrecy at that time between him and Abure in Asaba.
“You know we were rushing because we had just a day to do our presidential primary and that was why he was able to get away with it, but we have it on record that Obi’s name on his NYSC certificate and the one on his University of Nigeria, Nsukka certificate are different.” he concluded.