Alleged Certificate forgery: A Ploy to Distract the People
The conspiracy, gang-up and nocturnal meetings which snowballed into the institution of a court case bordering on certificate forgery against the gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Pst. Umo Eno, is yet another ploy to distract the people of Akwa from the Arise Agenda of the Governorship hopeful.
It is even laughable that those who are engaging in such smear campaign and politics of calumny failed to do their homework properly, perhaps seek professional advice before embarking on such a- dead-on-arrival case.
Although the case is in court, it is very unthinkable to conclude based on mere sentiments that Pst Umo Eno does not have the West African Examination Council (WAEC), and that the one he presented was forged, when neither the court nor the examination body said so.
Considering the nature of politics common in our clime, it smacks of desperation and entitlement mentality of some confused politicians that someone who has high regard for academic excellence would be dragged into such a false narrative.
Before now, they alleged that Pst Umo Eno does not have any certificate, and never went to any higher institution. When that was proven as untrue with unchallenged evidence, they have now shifted to certificate forgery, which we know is another failed attempt to distract him from the lofty plans he has orchestrated for the state.
How is a case of certificate forgery established? It is the court of competent jurisdiction, or the examination body that reserves the right to state that he forged his certificate, and not a frustrated politician who is instigated mainly by untamed egoistic tendencies, fueled by his inability to accept defeat.
The only “legal” ground they would have had in establishing a case of forgery against Pst Umo Eno would have been if they had already written to any examination council and received a statement in the affirmative that of a truth, Umo Eno does not have a certificate. But we are yet to see that.
As it is at the moment, no examination body has issued a statement that Umo Eno’s certificates are forged. The court is yet to hear the matter. But of course, the horde of naive, ignorant online crowd of crumb eaters are trending the uncouthly narrated allegations.
Even children in the womb know that this is indeed ridiculous and laughable.
While we see these accusations as part of the price to pay in bringing his political ambition to fruition, criticism should be constructive and guided by truth and desire to enthrone justice and fairness. But what we see in the case of Pst Umo Eno is constructive hatred mixed with bitterness and anger by those who could not match his pedigree, class, and massive acceptance by Akwa Ibom people.
The genesis of such hatred and uneducated envy may not be far from the uncalculated conclusion made by naysayers that Pst Umo Eno was not marketable and would be rejected by all. But as the prophets of doom were wrongly prophesying, the unmarketable product was running out of stock for too much of demands. People literally begged to pay more for the product. And so this certificate tantrum is an impolite way of attempting to cope with the pangs of failure and inferiority complex.
The incoming governor through the Arise Agenda has lofty programmes lined up for the state, from health to aviation, entrepreneurial development to agricultural renaissance, youth empowerment and women emancipation, job creation and sports development among others.
The Governorship hopeful will never be distracted over such ill-conceived plan to steal his focus from the vision he has for the entirety of Akwa Ibom people. The dream must be fulfilled and nothing will stop it, not even the power of hell, nor the scheme of men.
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