The University management through the Dean of Student as issued a query to two of its students over rebroadcasting the unverified news posted on News platform Nairaland .
A call was placed to the immediate past Ambrose Alli University Students Union Government PRO THOMPSON Jotham who happen to be one of the victim.
Thompson made it categorucalky clear that the news came to him as a shock that an allegation based on hear say without evidence could be used against him by blackmailers. He further explained that he will obey the rule of the University and respond adequately to the Query.
Prof Ignatius Onimawo, the Vice-Chancellor of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, on Tuesday, debunked some online media reports that quoted him as saying that the University of Ibadan certificate of Governor Godwin Obaseki was fake.
The Vice-Chancellor issued the rebuttal at a press conference at the main campus of the university in Ekpoma.
He described the reports as “wicked, malicious, and outright falsehood”. He emphasized that he did not at any time grant interview to any journalist on the issue.
“We have started an investigation into the publication, and the matter has been reported to the DSS (Department of State Service), police, and we have also reported the matter to other agencies of government to find out the root of the matter.
“It took me by surprise that somebody could quote the Vice-Chancellor of AAU as saying that the certificate of the visitor to the university is fake. The executive governor, His Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki is distinguished Alumnus of the University of Ibadan.
“In fact, in 2018 the University of Ibadan Alumni Association chose him as the distinguished Alumni lecturer, and I accompanied him to Ibadan to that event. So, how can I turn around to say that the same governor was now asking me to make him belong to the alumni association.”
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ICYMI – On the 11th of june 2020 , a mischevious post was created on nairaland and obviously moved to the front page by moderators, where it gathered attention.
The post reads-
GOV Godwin Obaseki Certificate is Fake – AAU VC.
The Embattled Governor of Edo state Godwin Obaseki have since been facing certificate scandal The Vice Chancellor of the state own University Prof I.A Onimawo who graduated from the same University of IBADAN in 1977 said thus
“having looking at the certificate of the state governor one would see how fraudulent and desperate such a certificate is.
The Vice Chancellor also noted that the governor have since been putting pressure on the Alumni association to affirm his membership of the University.
He further said that he would have adviced the governor to submit an O level result instead of going through all these mess.