Dapo Abiodun, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state seems to be deepening the controversies surrounding his certificate submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 elections.
He admitted, that his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting degree was not obtained from the University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
Abidun who has been dragged to court for allegedly giving “false information” concerning the academic qualification he submitted to INEC, on a TV programme on Channels Television, said although he went to OAU, he never graduated from the institution.
He however declined the request to name the institution he graduated from, but he accused detractors of sponsoring the controversy around his credentials.
He stated, “I never claimed to have finished from the University of Ife (now OAU). I did go to school in Ife. I went to school in the University of Ife but I didn’t graduate from the University of Ife. I never claimed to have obtained a degree from the University of Ife.
“But that (degree) is not from Ife. This has all been an attempt to mudsling and confuse the electorate, and it’s bundled with a lot of half-truths.
“I never claimed to have studied Accounting at the University of Ife. I never claimed to have graduated from the University of Ife. So, this issue has been presented as the presenter wanted it presented. I do have a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and I would like to stop at that.
“The electorate know that I went to school and I have not misrepresented to anyone about my degrees. But it would be convenient for those who are intimidated and afraid of my electoral success to continue to attempt to disparage me and to present the matter as falsely as it suits them. The facts are being distorted but we will leave the matter since it is in court.”
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