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ENUGU: PDP denies forgery allegation against gov candidate

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council in Enugu State has denied the allegation of forgery of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate against its governorship candidate, Peter Mbah.

In a statement today, Spokesperson for the Council, Nana Ogbodo, said there is no truth whatsoever in the allegation.

Ogbodo said that opposition parties in Enugu had since come to terms with the fact that they had no prospects in the 2023 governorship election and therefore resorted to smearing campaigns.

Noting that Mbah was duly mobilised for the one-year mandatory NYSC in Lagos in 2002, the party said the PDP chieftain said he completed the exercise and was issued with an NYSC discharge certificate.

“We state unequivocally that these purveyors of malicious falsehood are the real forgers, as everything about the letter they claimed to have emanated from the NYSC bears all the imprimaturs of forgery; the language too inelegant and unofficial to have emanated from the NYSC,” the statement read.

While calling on Nigerians to approach the NYSC to confirm the veracity of the purported letter, the party said it is taking steps in accordance with the provisions of the law to bring the perpetrators to book.

“Rather than the present and market their manifestos to the Enugu electorate, they had earlier forged court processes and also filed frivolous and malicious lawsuits claiming that Mbah had entered into a plea of guilt and plea bargain, hence not qualified to stand for election,” the statement added.

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