Lagos Governorship Election Tribunal: We Are Unable To Tender The Certificate Of One Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu- WAEC

A representative of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) subpoenaed by the tribunal to come and tender under oath the certificate of Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu said the council does not retain a copy of certificates of the candidate and he’s unable to tender one Mr. Sanwo-Olu certificate.

While being cross-examined by counsels, the witness was asked if WAEC has records of all the candidates that wrote his examination, and he answered in the affirmative. He was then asked, in case of loss of certificate, how a candidate of WAEC retrieve his/her lost Certificate, the witness said by approaching WAEC with evidence, for an attestation letter. He was then asked while he didn’t bring up the said attestation for Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, he went mute.

It would be recalled that the candidate of the PDP Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran (JANDOR) had earlier challenged the integrity of the sudden upload of the 1981 WAEC result after it had been revealed on that portal to be a fake.

Unfortunately for the respondents, the names on the new result upload were different from what was on the Ijebu Ife community Grammar school statement of results he submitted for the 2019 election elections. The counsel asked the WAEC witness that, does a discrepancy in names suggest that such results do not belong to the same person, and he said most likely.

Meanwhile, the tribunal has issued another subpoena to WAEC to submit its result verification back-end server and other information technology infrastructure for forensic analysis in the presence of the court and all parties. The case was adjourned till July 4, 2023.

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