The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Lagos state, Dr Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, popularly known as JANDOR, has faulted the report that WAEC submitted the certificate of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
JANDOR in a statement by his spokesman, Gbenga Ogunleye, said it is a face saving measures for Governor Sanwo-Olu.
The statement reads; “Our ttention has been drawn to a deliberate falsehood in circulation that WAEC tendered Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s certificate to the Lagos State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to clear the air on the allegation that he presented a fake WAEC result to INEC.
“This was a deliberate fabrication of falsehood to hoodwink the public and cover up the criminal allegation leveled against Mr. Sanwo-Olu for committing perjury by presenting a fake WAEC statement of result to the election umpire in the 2019 guber elections and swearing under oath that he has never presented a fake document to INEC in his 2023 form EC9.
“It is important to note that a representative of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) subpoenaed by the tribunal to tender under oath the certificate of Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu stated clearly in the witness oath sworn that the WAEC is unable to present Mr. Sanwo-Olu’s certificate.
“Though he presented a purported master list that showed that the result has been hurriedly uploaded by WAEC but unfortunately for Mr. Sanwo-Olu, the names on the new result upload were different from what was on the Ijebu Ife Community Grammar School statement of results he submitted for the 2019 elections.
“The name on the uploaded result is Sanwo-Olu Olusola Babajide while the one issued by the school in Ijebu Ife where he claimed to have sat for the exam is Sanwoolu Babajide; the same year, same Exam diet, but different names.Under cross-examination, the WAEC witness affirmed that a discrepancy in names suggests that such results do not belong to the same person.
“It would be recalled that the candidate of the PDP, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran (JANDOR) had earlier challenged the integrity of the sudden upload of the 1981 WAEC result after it had been revealed on that portal to be a fake.
“Meanwhile, the tribunal has issued another subpoena to WAEC to submit its result verification back-end server and other information technology infrastructure for forensic analysis in the presence of the court and all parties.We enjoin the good people of Lagos state to ignore the spreading falsehood and continue to demand transparency and justice in the ongoing election petitions tribunal in the state.”