The National Publicity Secretary of the Lamidi Apapa-led faction of the Labour Party, Abayomi Arabambi, has alleged a discrepancy in the certificates of the 2023 presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi.
Arabambi made this allegation while speaking in an interview on AIT on Thursday.
Arabambi’s comment comes barely 24 hours after Obi’s press conference on the controversy concerning President Bola Tinubu’s Chicago State University certificate.
The factional LP’s spokesperson said he was among the people who screened Obi before the party’s presidential primary.
According to Arabambi, the name on Obi’s academic certificate from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka contradicts the name on his National Youth Service Corps certificate.
Arabambi said: “I was part of the people who did the screening for him. In the form EC9 we gave him, he wrote that he attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and that he finished his youth service.
“But unfortunately, in the final submission of the form, he only submitted his school certificate.
“So something is fishy, and I want to say the name the school sent for mobilisation was not what was written on his NYSC certificate, and he knows that.
“For us, we don’t know the true identity of Peter Obi even in the Labour Party because everything was shrouded in secrecy at that time in Asaba.
“You know we were rushing because we had just a day to do our presidential primary, and that was why he was able to get away with it.
“But we have it on record that Obi’s name on his NYSC certificate and the one on his University of Nigeria, Nsukka, certificate are different.”