Ogun chairmanship aspirant, Ogunsola in certificate forgery scandal

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One of the aspirants contesting the Chairmanship position of Obafemi-Owode Local Government in the July 24 Local Government elections in Ogun State, Adesina Lanre Ogunsola has been accused of certificate forgery by a group identified as the All Progressives Congress (APC) Integrity Youth.

According to documents made available to newsmen, Ogunsola reportedly claimed to have gained admission into Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU in 1997 to study Philosophy and graduated in 2002 with second class lower division.

The APC youth group, in a statement signed by its Secretary, Tunji Adegbola, on Wednesday, cautioned Governor Dapo Abiodun not to make another mistake of placing a “fraudster and certificate forger” as the Chairman of Obafemi/Owode Local Government Council.

The group stated that, “the said Ogunsola Adesina did not possess any certificate or statement of result from OOU, as claimed in the documents he submitted to the screening committee of the APC in Obafemi/Owode”.

This, according to the APC group, can be proven by a letter of response from OOU, signed by its Deputy Registrar, Mrs Y.O Ogunsanwo, on behalf of the Registrar, after they went to verify the authenticity of Ogunsola’s certificate from the institution.

The youths said the people of Obafemi Owode Local Government were well known for their integrity, honesty and sincerity, saying “it would be a minus if a fraudster is made the chairman.”

The APC youths appealed to Abiodun to investigate all aspirants before making them council chairmen or councillors to save the good image of Ogun State.

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