Amosun’s camp bubbles as Dapo Abiodun’s CV raises suspicion

Governor Dapo Abiodun




Another certificate scandal is rearing its head as the All Progressives Congress in Ogun State, Mr. Dapo Abiodun, is said to harbour inconsistent academic details on his curriculum vitae.

Apart from the fact that questions are being asked on the institutions he attended and courses he did, his National Youths Service Corps Certificate is also being demanded. learnt that the development has generated excitement in the camp of Governor Ibikunle Amosun, which is opposed to Abiodun’s candidature.

“It is his cross. Let him face it,” an official of the Amosun government told phenomenallagos on phone on Sunday morning, on condition of anonymity.

The non-possession of the NYSC certificate became a major issue recently as it forced erstwhile Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, to resign, while it also consumed the governorship ambition of the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu.

A report from TheCable indicates that Abiodun, a billionaire businessman, is enmeshed in allegations of perjury over his post-secondary school qualifications,

It noted that Abiodun declared only his West African School Certificate (1978) in the Form CF001 that he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on October 23, 2018, ahead of the 2019 general election.

“However, when he ran as the APC senatorial candidate (Ogun east) in 2015, he claimed to have attended the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (graduating in 1986) and Kennesaw State University, Atlanta Georgia, US (1989) in his INEC form CF001, backed by an affidavit he swore to at the high court, Abeokuta, Ogun state.

“Curiously, while he listed B.B.A. (hons) accounting as the degree he got in 1986 as at then, he was silent on what he studied at Kennesaw State University. However, in his official curriculum vitae, he claimed to possess another degree, B.Eng (hons) in civil engineering, presumably received in 1989 from the American university.

“Also, on the website of Heyden Petroleum Limited where Abiodun is MD/CEO, underneath his name were listed B.Sc civil engineering and BBA accounting.  If he proceeded immediately to Kennesaw after graduating from Ife in 1986, he would not have finished before 1990 as civil engineering is a four-year course at the university.

“There are strong suspicions that he did not do the compulsory national youth service, even though he finished his first degree in 1986 — going by the INEC form CF001 that he filled ahead of the 2015 election, supported by an affidavit.  Abiodun was born on May 29, 1960 and was 26 in 1986 when he claimed to have finished his first degree. The age limit for national service is 30,” TheCable adds.

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