APC replies Keyamo over Masari, clears former Speaker of alleged forgery

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has cleared a former speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Masari over allegations of certificate forgery levelled against him by a Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo.

Mr. Keyamo had petitioned the APC over claims Mr. Masari, its gubernatorial candidate in Katsina State, presented a forged certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Mr. Masari emerged the APC gubernatorial candidate in Katsina after polling about 50 per cent of total votes cast to defeat three other aspirants during the primary election held in the state last year.

As speaker between 2003 and 2007, Mr. Masari was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

In his petition dated December 17, Mr. Keyamo said that if the APC went ahead to field the former Speaker in the 2015 general elections, those claims could earn him a disqualification from INEC, or if he won, a removal from the governorship seat.

“Kindly note, that in the year 2011, the subject of this petition, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari contested for the office of Governor of Katsina State under the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, CPC,” Mr. Keyamo said in the petition. “In filling Form CF-001 (Personal Particulars of Candidate), he alleged that he has a Post-Graduate Diploma. As evidence of this, he attached a Certificate in ‘Postgraduate Diploma in Water Quality Control and Management’ from Middlesex Polytechnic, United Kingdom.”

Mr. Keyamo filed the petition on behalf of five APC members in Katsina State – Ibrahim Yadullah, Kabir Mamman, Aminu Hashirmu, Falalu Sale and Ya’u Sule.

An inquiry that was made in the said polytechnic, according to Mr. Keyamo, showed that no such course was offered by the school in the said year.

But the APC replied the lawyer through its National Legal Adviser, Muiz Banire, clearing Mr. Masari of any wrongdoing.

In its letter dated December 29, APC said it has conducted its own investigations on the matter and did not find the issues raised meritorious.

“Please be informed that the National Working Committee, NWC, of our great party has considered your letter with particular reference to the said allegations and do not find the allegations raised therein meritorious,” the party said.

“It is based on the foregoing that we are unable to reverse the nomination of Hon. Aminu Bello Masari as our gubernatorial candidate for Katsina state general election schedule to come up in February 2014,” the party said.

APC however thanked Mr. Keyamo for having the time to write it.


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  • amazing2012

    This is not enough,Masari should sue him !

    • Kamal Kamoru

      Hahahahaha! Aboki! See why I have begged you to attend one of GEJ’S nomadic schools??
      Malaria should sue him?? Of the case comes up in court, HOW WILL MASARI EXPLAIN CLAIMING TO HAVE A DIPLOMA IN A COURSE NOT OFFERED BY THE INSTITUTION IN THE YEAR IN QUESTION??
      Masari is a person I admire, a gentleman..but if he has forged certificate, contesting now will only amount to POSTPONING DOOMSDAY!

      • Kamal Kamoru

        *masari….*if the case comes up in court..

      • Aku

        Asking where to find Jona’s thesis, any article published or otherwise. BAD LUCK MUST GO.

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Investigation still on going

    • Abate Dokpu

      Blackie, long time. How is Reno?

      • BlackieUmukoro

        He is schooling fani kayode on the nifty gritty of his latest assignment Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • Kamal Kamoru

          While Amaechi has run out of steam and plotting how to run out of the country in his(Rivers people’s) jet before February.
          Abi have you heard anything from him since??

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Amaechi is expired now
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Aku

            When toothless dogs barked no need to barks in response keep that in mind coward.

      • seyi

        ‘Abate Dokpu’??
        Hahahaha! Tundemess! Endingnaija don become abate dokpu??
        ‘how is reno’ na yur trademark o!
        Chai! To use ‘endingnaija’ don dey fear u??
        Lol! Robot! (Cr. Mesi)

        • Baba Messi

          I heard the guy is gay. Probably made passes at the reno guy but was turned down!
          He can’t string a sentence without mentioning reno!
          Hot prayer one guy gave him to answer, he run go toilet.
          Now he’s even scared to use his name..ending naija!
          Damn too petty and childish..a coward too..dont dignify him with an answer.
          Lol!!!!

          • Abate Dokpu

            Messi? Messi is not this demented. Cretin

        • Abate Dokpu

          What is this? It must have have gone bonkers!

  • bikky

    That is a good one,this is a good spirit and matured minds. keep it up APC.

  • Okey

    Keyamo may now realize that the name of the game is “power grab by all means.” No better morality, honesty and discipline over PDP; that the nick-nack: to correct the ills under Jonathan and serve the common man better is ruse swallowed only fools; and, that members and operators of the two parties are birds of the same feather

  • oidele

    What is even with this APC and certificate forgery self?

    The list of APC members with certificate issues grows by the day. Na wa o….