Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma says the controversy over the basic school certificates of the presidential flagbearer of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is unnecessary.
Uzodinma said this after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Tuesday shortly before the President left for Portugal.
According to him, INEC has a functional server, therefore information about his school certificates should be domiciled in the server which could be reproduced for all to verify.
For a person who served as governor of Lagos State for two terms and ran as a Senator and won, issues surrounding his primary or secondary school certificates shouldn’t even arise, the governor added.
However, he said given the timeline available for their candidate, INEC would be furnished with the necessary documents before the time elapses.
Uzodimna said, “Well, all the things so mentioned are entire party challenges that will be resolved. But for my presidential candidate, the issue of certificates shouldn’t even arise.
“In 1999 he contested elections and became the governor of Lagos, in 2003 he contested election second-term governor of Lagos. He ran and won as a senator in the country, where record keeping is efficient, and the INEC server is functional, he doesn’t need to do a fresh submission. However, if whatever he is supposed to submit is not handy, it is not late yet. I’m sure before the time he will submit whatever is required of him”.