THE Chairman of Afikpo-South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Dr. Eni Uduma Chima, Thursday accused the Senator representing Ebonyi Central zone at the Red Chamber of forging his two Ordinary Level West African Examination results of 1989 and 1990 in the State.
The results, according to Chima “has once been questioned by the Stakeholders of Ebonyi Central Senatorial District in 2019” as “the passport photographs on the two Ordinary Level Results are those of two different persons and not that of Candidate Joseph Obinna Ogba.”
In a statement titled: “Further Musing on Senator Sergeant Joseph Obinna Ogba on his unwarranted insults and false accusations against the Ebonyi State Governor” and issued to Journalists in Abakaliki, the Ex-Lawmaker pointed out that “After verification of the Results upon application to the West African Examination Council, the Council unequivocally confirmed that the WAEC Results of 1989 and 1990 being paraded by Joseph Obinna Ogba were products of examination malpractice, impersonation and criminality.”
“I reiterate my erstwhile position that Sergeant Ogba has scanty academic qualification but will add, since he has brought it up as an issue, that his basic qualification of Ordinary Level West African Examination Certificate is questionable and in fact has once been questioned by the Stakeholders of Ebonyi Central Senatorial District in 2019.
“After verification of the Results upon application to the West African Examination Council, the Council unequivocally confirmed that the WAEC Results of 1989 and 1990 being paraded by Joseph Obinna Ogba as his are products of examination malpractice, impersonation and criminality as the passport photographs on the two Ordinary Level Results are those of two different persons and not that of Candidate Joseph Obinna Ogba.
“Ogba’s attempt to replace the mercenary’s passport photographs embossed on the spurious certificates with his (Ogba’s) own, with the connivance of Mr. Stephen Ali, a WAEC official failed and led to the dismissal of Mr. Ali from West African Examination Council.
“It beats one’s imagination that even the mercenary whose picture is embossed on Ogba’s WAEC certificates could not pass the Art Subjects he wrote in a single sitting, talk of birds of identical plumage flocking together and congregating within the same proximity.”
Chima further described Ogba’s purported WAEC Results as “being the voice of Jacob and the hand of Esau” which will end up serving as a clog in the wheel of him attaining a gubernatorial position.
“The issue of Ogba’s O’level Results being the voice of Jacob and the hand of Esau is a knowledge in the public domain and will remain an albatross which may prove fatal to his far-fetched fantasy of attaining a gubernatorial position.”
Still on Ogba’s academic qualifications, the Afikpo-South Council boss while reacting to a write-up that stated that Senator Ogba got married to an Associate Professor, he asked: “Does that put to rest any contest about Ogba’s academic qualifications? Or is the author insinuating that the wife’s qualifications have been sexually transmitted to Ogba?.
“Sergeant Ogba and his proxy cited with relish his attainment of the position of Local Government Chairman during the military era and mentioned that Ogba is married to an Associate Professor. Nothing can be more fallacious and intellectually hollow than these arguments. If sound academic qualifications is canvassed as an issue, how is it connected with Ogba’s fifteen (15) months tenure as Council Chairman?
“Is a Certificate of Returns an academic qualification? What incompetence will make this author to drag Ogba’s wife into our thing? I refuse to be part of this please. If I must say something about Ogba’s wife who is said to be a lecturer, it will be simple: remove the speck in your eyes first by organising evening classes for Sergeant Ogba to improve his academic life, before removing the speck in your students’ eyes, after all, charity they say begins at home.”
On what Ogba’s hireling wrote: “We sympathise with Eni because his Town’s man, Hon. Stanley Okoro Emegha, the acting Chairman of APC in Ebonyi and Commissioner for Boarder (sic) Peace, Conflict Resolution and Internal Security, he once accused of having no certificate has been made his political nemesis and political retirement package.”, the ex-Lawmaker responded: “Let me put it on record that no accusation of having no certificate has been made by Hon. Eni against Hon. Stanley Okoro Emegha,. We attended the same Secondary School and the APC Chairman is my senior in age and in Secondary School attendance. We are brothers and I am happy for him. We cannot quarrel over political positions as there is room enough for all of us.”
On the audio and visuals of comments made against Governor David Nweze Umahi prior to the 2015 gubernatorial election, Chima threatened to sue the incumbent Senator representing Ebonyi Central zone for Certificate forgery “Once the so-called audio and visuals of speeches appear from whoever and wheresoever, including from the Enugu boy writing for Ogba.”
“Talking about audio and visuals of comments made against His Excellency, Engr. Chief David Nweze Umahi FNSE, FNATE prior to the 2015 gubernatorial election is balderdash, unless you are suggesting that everybody must have dementia like Ogba and may need audio or visual aids to recall his interactions or speeches about him in the past.”
“My reply to this worthless statement is that once the so-called audio and visuals of speeches appear from whoever and wheresoever, including from the Enugu boy writing for Ogba, I will commence a legal proceeding to throw Sergeant Ogba out of the Senate for using certificate issued for Ordinary Level WAEC examination not written by him. I talk substance. I am a serious person. I am different from the others as alcohol is different from water. I have got kicks. I dare Ogba to dare me now. The die is cast.”