At last! Senator Andy Uba´s certificate forgery scandal is finally laid to rest as an Abuja High Court sitting in Apo, Gudu District, on Friday, dismissed the certificate forgery suit filed by one Uchenna Nnadi against Sen. Andy Uba. Justice Valentine Ashi said the law says that he who asserts must prove; and that the plaintiff had failed to lead the court with further evidence.
Ashi said that the plaintiff should have investigated and gotten his facts from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which cleared the defendant as being eligible for elections. He said the plaintiff should have also conducted checks at Union Secondary School, Awkunano, Enugu State, where the defendant said he obtained his School Leaving Certificate as opposed to Boys’ High School, Awkunano, which the plaintiff claimed.
The move to sack Sen Andy from the senate and stop his Anambra Governorship bid has failed the court established that the defendant Senator Andy is eligible to hold any elective position as he meets wit the minimum educational requirement provided by d constitution of nigeria.
In a Ruling that lasted over two hours ,the judge held that the plantiff failed to discharge d burden of proof bestowed on him and so his suit stands dismissed. The court held that the same certificate have been used by the defendant since 2007 till date without any alteration and wonders the foundation upon which the suit is based since the defendant election forms submitted in Inec in over three elections he participated is same without any alteration.