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Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by dre11(m): 1:14pm On Oct 17, 2018
The applicant also claimed to have known the Governor from 1991, when they were both of the same Faculty of Law at Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), Port Harcourt, and that the Governor had always presented his date of birth as 13/12/1967. This, he said, made the Governor 50 years of age in 2017, and this was consistent with the Governor’s 50th birthday celebrations last year in Port Harcourt. By Wike's age declaration to INEC, he would have been 54 rather than the 50 he celebrated in 2017.




Achinike William-Wobodo Esq., a lawyer in Rivers State, has sued Governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, for allegedly forging his Age Certificate in documents he presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

William Wobodo instituted the law suit against Wike and INEC at the Federal High Court (Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/1020/2018), pursuant to Section 182(1)(j) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

In the suit, he asked the court to disqualify Wike from participating in the 2019 Rivers State governorship election.

The complaint of the Applicant was that in 1999/2000, when Wike intended to contest for the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area Council (LGA) chairmanship election, he was less than 35 years, which was the minimum age qualification at the time for contesting the LGA Chairmanship.

In order to qualify himself for that election, Wike allegedly got someone who deposed to an Affidavit that he was born on March 13, 1963, which made him eligible for that election. In the said affidavit, allegedly made in 1986, there was copious reference to Obio/Akpor LGA, which was not in existence as of 1986. The LGA was only created in 1989.

Curiously, the affidavit, titled ‘Statutory Declaration of Age’, was also allegedly deposed to at the High/Chief Magistrate Court, yet had a stamp, purportedly of the Probate Registry. There was no identification or stamp of the person who allegedly administered the Oath as Commissioner for Oath as required by Oaths Act 1963. The Applicant alleged that the Governor had reasons to have known that the age declaration, which he presented to INEC as his Age Certificate, was forged — because even his date of birth earlier submitted in his documentation with INEC was December 13, 1967.

The applicant also claimed to have known the Governor from 1991, when they were both of the same Faculty of Law at Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), Port Harcourt, and that the Governor had always presented his date of birth as 13/12/1967. This, he said, made the Governor 50 years of age in 2017, and this was consistent with the Governor’s 50th birthday celebrations last year in Port Harcourt. By Wike's age declaration to INEC, he would have been 54 rather than the 50 he celebrated in 2017.

It was alleged that in the buildup to the 2015 governorship election in Rivers State, some social media platforms published that the Governor had an unresolved conflict around his age and threatened to publish same. It was in a bid to maintain consistency in his age that Wike re-presented the allegedly forged Certificate of Age to INEC, which has now put him into a stronger dilemma.

The applicant gave particulars of alleged forgery, which include: (1) that the document lied against/about itself; (2) that the content was made of manifest inconsistent, inexplicable and irreconcilable falsehood; (3) that the information regarding the age of the Governor is false, and to the knowledge of the Governor; (4) that the Governor intended that INEC should act on the document as genuine; (5) that INEC acted on the document as genuine; (6) and that the Constitution of Nigeria talks about presentation of forged certificate, it will be immaterial that the Governor claims he did not forge the document by himself.

A very close source to Wike, who asked not to be named, revealed that the Governor and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were doing everything to suppress and frustrate the case. The source claimed that Wike admits that the case is a very bad one and that the timing has made the situation even worse.

Our source also revealed that the Governor had hoped that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) would not have been able to decipher a cause of action from the certificate saga. He expressed shock that Wobodo was able to weave a very strong case out of the situation.

Wike and his team have resolved that their strategy would be to frustrate the case; right now, he has directed his personal staff not to receive service of any court processes.

SaharaReporters called Wike on his mobile phone to get his reaction, but he neither answered nor returned the calls.

The applicant was also contacted, but he simply said it was not time to speak on the matter.

“Please, this is not the time for me to speak about this matter,” he said. “My priority now is to serve the Governor and to have him appear in Court to respond to the issues. We can speak afterwards.”








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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by CilicMarin: 1:14pm On Oct 17, 2018
It was a typographical error! Wike is too sincere to Forge a word, let alone certificate.

Leave Wike Alone detractors.

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by Trouble1: 1:25pm On Oct 17, 2018
CilicMarin:
Ok
E don red ! cheesy cheesy
Majority of pdp goons are criminals and thieves

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by PFRB: 1:31pm On Oct 17, 2018
Is this guy saying that Wike was born in 1963? God forbid .

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by Racoon(m): 1:34pm On Oct 17, 2018
Wike too Why are Nigerian politicians like this for God's sake? Adebayo Shittu is still in Buhari government.

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by seunmsg(m): 1:37pm On Oct 17, 2018
Hopefully, PDP and their wailing supporters will demand for the resignation and prosecution of Wike same way they demanded for the resignation and prosecution of Kemi Adeosun.

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by DogmaNation: 1:38pm On Oct 17, 2018
Buhari should present his senior school certificate. Stupid lifeless bigot.

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by DogmaNation: 1:42pm On Oct 17, 2018
seunmsg:
Hopefully, PDP and their wailing supporters will demand for the resignation and prosecution of Wike same way they demanded for the resignation and prosecution of Kemi Adeosun.
Did u watch ur stealing governor from Kano? Up till today I still dey wonder how all those dollar take disappear inside him cloth..... Magic people gringrin APC are one hell of crooks.

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by seunmsg(m): 1:43pm On Oct 17, 2018
DogmaNation:
Buhari should present his senior school certificate. Stupid lifeless bigot.

This is about Wike and not Buhari. If it is true that he lied under oath about his age, he should resign immediately and be prosecuted. Kemi Adeosun resigned honorably over an NYSC certificate that adds no value to anybody, there should be no double standard here. Inflating his age to meet up with a key constitutional requirement is a very serious criminal offense.

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by Pekele007: 1:47pm On Oct 17, 2018
seunmsg:
Hopefully, PDP and their wailing supporters will demand for the resignation and prosecution of Wike same way they demanded for the resignation and prosecution of Kemi Adeosun.
Read and think first before typing. It's still an allegation until proven otherwise.


Where is Miss Oluwole Kemi? Escorted out of the country already. What of Maina that was reinstated by the lifeless dullard


Ganduje the babariga bullion van governor is a saint okwia? Fayose's account was freezed while he was a governor.

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by ngadaAwo: 1:47pm On Oct 17, 2018
seunmsg:
Hopefully, PDP and their wailing supporters will demand for the resignation and prosecution of Wike same way they demanded for the resignation and prosecution of Kemi Adeosun.
and that of proven beyond reasonable doubt ganduje cheesy
hypocrites everywhere

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by MeanChris(m): 1:48pm On Oct 17, 2018
seunmsg:
Hopefully, PDP and their wailing supporters will demand for the resignation and prosecution of Wike same way they demanded for the resignation and prosecution of Kemi Adeosun.

Until they prosecute Kemi Adeosun before we call for the prosecution of Wike. We know how this government treat opposition, so we'll never play into their hands

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by Agbaletu: 1:51pm On Oct 17, 2018
APC will go any length to bring down our men.
Una go fail!

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by poiZon: 2:05pm On Oct 17, 2018
seunmsg:
Hopefully, PDP and their wailing supporters will demand for the resignation and prosecution of Wike same way they demanded for the resignation and prosecution of Kemi Adeosun.
u shud hv first ask the petitioner whether he knew wike's mum or he was the one that birthedwike.
knowing wike in 1991 doesnt hold water unless 1991 was ihis birthday.
this case is DOA. the petitioner have to proof beyond reasonable doubt that wike was born on the said date he is insinuating with valid proofs.


this one sowore wan campaign money.
it is allryt

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by DogmaNation: 2:06pm On Oct 17, 2018
seunmsg:


This is about Wike and not Buhari. If it is true that he lied under oath about his age, he should resign immediately and be prosecuted. Kemi Adeosun resigned honorably over an NYSC certificate that adds no value to anybody, there should be no double standard here. Inflating his age to meet up with a key constitutional requirement is a very serious criminal offense.
In ur words Wike should be prosecuted,but the formal finance minister was given an escort to escape the country? God is really wonderful gringringrin Please say something about the dollar governor from Kano....go ahead,just give me ur bias opinion as usual. Chai people are really wicked gringringrin

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by hucienda: 2:08pm On Oct 17, 2018
lol ... naija politicians ... dem be like "certificate forgery issa goal".

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by BruncleZuma: 2:08pm On Oct 17, 2018
Sowore!!!
Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by dotcomnamename: 2:09pm On Oct 17, 2018
Yes
Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by sabenabeauty(f): 2:09pm On Oct 17, 2018
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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by rozayx5(m): 2:09pm On Oct 17, 2018
Seunmsg why avoid ganduje threads?

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by Ayoswit(f): 2:10pm On Oct 17, 2018
Has buhari finally gotten his waec certificate? I know this is about wike but let's not forget about the tyrant at aso rock.
Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by moscobabs(m): 2:10pm On Oct 17, 2018
Birth Certificate forgery is a norm in Nigeria and Africa in general.

I'm very sure 90% of Nairalanders forged their certificate. I have a friend that uses 4 birth certificates

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by pspsales: 2:10pm On Oct 17, 2018
damn politics!
Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by amiibaby(f): 2:11pm On Oct 17, 2018
Ok
Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by jchioma: 2:11pm On Oct 17, 2018
This one no bi matter jor!

All we are saying is give us good governance.

And Mr. Projects have delivered.

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by AFONJACOW(m): 2:13pm On Oct 17, 2018
When will lifeless clown Zai Barbar provide his NEPA bill certificate

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by BIAFRONIGERIAN(m): 2:13pm On Oct 17, 2018
seunmsg:


This is about Wike and not Buhari. If it is true that he lied under oath about his age, he should resign immediately and be prosecuted. Kemi Adeosun resigned honorably over an NYSC certificate that adds no value to anybody, there should be no double standard here. Inflating his age to meet up with a key constitutional requirement is a very serious criminal offense.

I will reply you when Kano state gov. resigns

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Re: Wike In 'Age Certificate Forgery’ Scandal Ahead Of 2019 - Sahara Reporters (Pics by PLEXPLEX(m): 2:13pm On Oct 17, 2018
Bullshit talk.
Lifeless baba go slow is more than 80 but he is claiming 75

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