By Ezeocha Nzeh
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has begun moves to swap the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate of the Bayelsa State deputy governor, Senator Lawrence Oborawaharievwo Ewhrudjakpo which authenticity is currently been challenged in court
The APC in a statement issued by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, said it has uncovered a grand plot by the Bayelsa state deputy governor and his party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to swap the allegedly forged National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) certificates presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the Senate and deputy governorship positions.
Nabena who revealed that unknown to the Bayelsa deputy governor and his party, the APC have already obtained the certified true copies of the allegedly forged NYSC certificates, warned the leadership and all officials of the INEC and NYSC not to succumb to any form of pressure from the PDP and its elements to issue a fresh or swap the certicate.
An Abuja Area Court had on Wednesday, ordered the Department of State Security (DSS) to investigate the NYSC Certificate forgery allegation against the Bayelsa Deputy Governor.
Ewhrudjakpo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was until his swearing-in as the Bayelsa State deputy governor on February 14, 2020, the senator representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District.
The APC National leadership has approached the Supreme Court seeking a review of its ruling on the Bayelsa Governorship Election.
The Bayelsa-born APC chieftain said: “Information reaching us is that agents of the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Lawrence Oborawharievwo Ewhrudjakpo have approached officials of INEC and NYSC with bribe offers to swap the allegedly forged NYSC certificates he presented to INEC for the Senate and Deputy Governor positions.
“We have already obtained the certified true copies of the allegedly forged NYSC certificates the Bayelsa Deputy Governor presented to INEC, I hereby call on the leadership of INEC to thread cautiously by resisting the pressure and rejecting the bribes of the Bayelsa Deputy Governor to swap the NYSC certificates.”