Recently, Senator Andy Uba has been plagued by allegations that his West African Examinations Council certificate was forged. Uba, a member of the All Progressives Congress, having defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, has been accused by Victor Uwajeh, a private investigator and lawyer, of forging his WASSCE after claiming that the senator defaulted in paying his fees, which supposedly comes up to £1.9 million. Reverend Ifeanyi Eze, the Principal of Union Secondary School, Awkunanaw, Enugu, formerly known as Boys High School.
At a press briefing held by Victor Uwaje in Abuja, Senator Andy Uba was accused of being in possession of two different o-level results from two different schools. The “fake” certificate which Uwajeh showed journalists at the press conference shows Uba finished secondary School at Boys High School, Awkunanaw, Enugu in 1974. While the other result a statement of result – which the lawmaker submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as his original credential, shows that he graduated from Union Secondary School, Awkunanaw, Enugu state in 1974.
For clarity, theheroesreallife paid a surprise visit to the Principal of Union Secondary School Awkunanaw, Enugu Reverend Ifeanyi Eze. During a chat with him he explained why the school has two names namely: Union Secondary School Awkunanaw and Boys High School Awkunanaw, Enugu.
He cleared the air in respect to the doubt that Sen. Andy has a certificate. In this interview, Rev. Eze confirmed that Sen. Andy is an old boy of the school of Boys High School Awkunanaw now known as Union Secondary School.
Read interview below:
Is this Union Secondary School or Boys High School Awkunanaw?This is Union Secondary School Awkunanaw formerly known as Boys High School Awkunanaw. Any record with both names is valid.
Are you aware of the certificate scandal against Sen Andy Uba and the claim by Victor Uwajeh that Sen Uba´s result from Union High School is fake?I am fully aware of the certificate scandal and I have read in the news and social media that he has certificate bearing two names. The name of the school was formerly Union Secondary school but was changed immediately after the war to Boys High School Awkunanaw, Enugu. It was later changed back to Union Secondary school when churches were given back the permission to own and run schools.
Did Sen. Andy Uba attend this school?I speak authoritatively that according to history, when Sen Andy Uba was here as a student, the former Senate President, Sen. Ken Nnamami was the Senior Prefect. There are evidence that he was a student of this school. He was here with the likes of Sen. Gilbert Nnaji too and only him has the original certificate. Please use this medium to inform him that we need to feel his impact as an old boy of this school. This great school produced Sen. Ken Nnamani, Sen. Andy Uba, General Ndiefo and many other prominent Nigeria.
Did anyone approach you for Sen Uba´s record?Yes some people came to ask for his records but I refused to give it out because it is unethical and against the law. They promised me huge money but I said over my dead body. I can´t give out his record. The only person that has the sole right to get the record of Sen. Andy Uba himself. If anyone wants his record they should go to WAEC. If I issue any record without his knowledge it is a crime.
I have known the Uba family for long, I was very close to their late mother while serving as a Parish Priest. Their mother loved me so much that she willed a car to me like a son. I know Sen. Andy Uba as a quiet man though we were not close and I am sure he doesn´t know me either. His late mother was a good woman.