Professor Charles Soludo, candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the upcoming Anambra State governorship election, has alleged that Senator Andy Uba, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), kidnapped a sitting governor.
Soludo made the claim during the Anambra governorship election debate organised by Arise TV and Enough is Enough on Monday.
According to Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Uba also faked his Senior School Examination Certificate (SSCE) result.
“You don’t have a Senior School Certificate Examination result. Did you obtain a Senior School Certificate Examination result Certificate in 1974, did you? It’s a forgery!
“My Co-debator [Andy Uba] by my right kidnapped a sitting governor,” Soludo stated.
However, Uba debunked the allegations, describing them as untrue and figments of imagination by Soludo
Uba then claimed that he was the one who submitted the name of Soludo to former president Olusegun Obasanjo for nomination as the CBN governor.
According to the former senator, it was his brother, Chris Uba, who introduced Soludo to him for onward presentation to the president.
Soludo, however, sarcastically accepted the claim, saying he would not contest it if that is what would make Uba feel important.
Recall that Uba was, in October, dragged to a court in Abuja over the school certificate he allegedly submitted for the election. It was reported that in 1974 when Uba left secondary school, the WAEC (4th respondent) did not conduct Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
The Senior School Certificate Examination May/June 1974 Statement of Result purportedly issued by Union Secondary School, Awkunanaw, Enugu, Enugu State, under the Enugu State School System and allegedly bearing the name of Uba Emmanuel Nnamdi with Candidate Number 05465/089 is false.
According to the suit marked no FHC/ABJ/CS/1211/2021, filled on October 8, 2021, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, says that the Form EC9 submitted by Uba to INEC was full of false information.