Senator representing Anambra South in Upper Chamber, Ifeanyi Ubah has accused his political opponent, Obinna Uzoh, of desperation to take over his seat.
Ubah, in a statement on Thursday, said Uzoh was trying to remove him from office by propaganda.
Uzoh, last week, reportedly accused Ubah of presenting a ‘cloned’ NECO certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Though NECO authenticated the certificate, Uzoh argued that the certificate authenticated by NECO was different from the one Ubah presented to INEC.
Ubah said: “The last might not have been heard of Obinna Uzoh who, in his bid to foist himself as a senator, has resorted to misleading the judiciary and sponsoring unsubstantiated propaganda against me.
“These happenings have surely exposed him as embarking on a journey to truncate my mandate and get me out of the Senate chambers.
“Obinna Uzoh faces a lengthy jail term should he be unable to prove any of his allegations by showing the original copy of what he claimed was forged.”
NECO, last week, officially confirmed Ubah’s certificate as original and authentic.
In a January 23 letter addressed to the Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA), Ubah and the YPP, the examination body released details of Ubah’s result. It confirmed that Ubah sat for eight subjects, passed with credit in seven and failed one.
NECO explained that the conventional and obtainable practice among examination bodies was that failed subjects were not recorded in the certificate, though they remain in the examination body’s database.
It said such would continue to appear in both the statement of results and confirmation of results usually sent to educational institutions.
HURIWA had urged NECO to authenticate or deny the certificate issued to Ubah.