The Ondo State Redemption Initiative (OSRI) and Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State have engaged in verbal sparring over the accusation of certificate falsification.

The OSRI has charged the governor with certificate fraud, highlighting his ineligibility to serve as governor, and the development is escalating the state’s politics in the run-up to the November governorship race.

Pastor Adebayo Ogunsanmi, secretary Jide Oriola, and publicity secretary Sunday Ayeni announced the group’s disapproval of Aiyedatiwa’s educational credentials in a joint statement.

Aiyedatiwa allegedly professed to have earned an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration in 2001 from the University of Ibadan, UI, as reported by the organization.

Furthermore, OSRI made public the fact that UI’s Advanced Diploma in Business Administration was not available throughout the time due to investigations.

Although his year and degree of study were not specified, he asserted that he had obtained an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Ibadan in 2001. Subsequently, he stated that he had become a graduate of Lagos Business School, Pan Atlantic University, located in Lekki, Lagos.

“He went on to say that he had earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Liverpool in the UK in 2013, and that he had also earned a Post Graduate Certification in Chief Executive Education (CEP) in Business Management.”

Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, the governor’s chief press secretary, responded to the accusation by denying it and describing it as an effort to discredit the governor.

Adeniyan insisted the accusations were unfounded and that they were part of a plot to blackmail his boss.

The governor’s spokesman went on to say that Aiyedatiwa’s credentials are already out there and were properly submitted to the INEC in 2020 when he was competing for office alongside his late boss, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

“Those who failed to impeach Mr. Governor while he was Deputy Governor are using the same playbook to try to cast doubt on his qualifications as governor.”

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