Schoolmates condemn certificate scandal’s claim against Kwara APC governorship candidate

Secondary school mates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, have condemned the claim that the politician dropped out of Government College Kaduna.

In a statement signed by members of the Government College Kaduna Old Boys Association (GCKOBA), namely, Kabiru Yaro, Abdulmalik Giwa and Sanusi Ramallam, the schoolmates said that the claim was a “smear campaign” just a day before the election.

The statement recalled that AbdulRazaq bore the school registration number 1841 and was a member of the popular El-Kanemi House.

“We, the Class of 1976 at the Government College Kaduna wish to strongly condemn attempts to tarnish the image of one of us, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, in the name of politics,” according to the statement issued on Friday.

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“We state that AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq (1841), who was a member of the El-Kanemi House, did not drop out of Government College Kaduna as is being alleged by the mischievous elements behind the smear campaign.

“We confirm that he duly sat his final secondary school leaving examination in 1976. The onus is on anyone who doubts this verifiable information to prove the contrary with credible evidence.

“We urge our politicians to run issues-based campaign on what they have to offer the electorate. This seasonal resort to blackmail and downright falsehood serves no public good especially when such mischief is targeted at professionals and genuine businessmen who venture into politics to make things work for the poor man.”