Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, forged his West African Examinations Council (WAEC) result, Sahara Reporters has learnt.
Abdulrazaq claimed to have obtained his result from the WAEC in the July 1976 examination at the Government College, Kaduna, but investigations revealed he forged the result he is parading.
The WAEC result is the least educational qualification anyone interested in public service or contesting for any political position must have.
The governorship candidate had his basic and secondary school education in Kaduna. He attended Capital School, Kaduna, between 1966 and 1968; Bishop Smith Memorial School, Ilorin, between 1970 and 1971; and Government College Kaduna, where he claimed to have obtained the result.
Abdulrazaq has been using the result to contest for political positions. He also presented the result to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to qualify him to contest in the 2019 governorship election in Kwara.
A glance at the result obtained by SaharaReporters showed the WAEC result to appear genuine, but when the certificate number was inputted into the database of the examinations board, it revealed that Abdulrazaq had been using a forged certificate.
Investigations also revealed that Abdulrahman did not sit for the examination in the said year.
A staff member of the examinations council, who confirmed that the result is not genuine, said the certificate number written on the result does not exist, while also noting other irregularities on the result.
“We don’t have certificate number SC180683 in the database of WAEC. That means the result is fake. If you look at the result, you would notice that his name was written in initials. The examinations body doesn’t initialize; names are written in full,” the WAEC staff member said.