Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig Gen Y.D Ahmed, says the discharge certificate being flaunted by Enugu State Governor-elect, Peter Mbah, is forged.
Ahmed disclosed this while speaking on an Arise TV’s breakfast programme on Friday.
The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Mbah was declared winner of the 2023 gubernatorial election in Enugu.
Mbah had instituted a case against the NYSC, demanding N20bn damages for injuries he claimed his person suffered following the controversies surrounding his certificate.
The matter came to a head in February 2023, when the NYSC, in response to an inquiry by a non-governmental organisation, released a letter stating that the discharge certificate submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission by Mbah was not issued by them.
The NYSC boss told Arise TV, “He came to me and I called my director to confirm the certificate and we discovered that the certificate was fake and I told him…I wonder how elites who have gone to school will resort to black market certificates.
“Everyone knows how we issue our certificate in NYSC. We don’t give it in hotel rooms or houses.”