Ewhrudjakpo Is Our Graduate, Rivers State University Tells Tribunal

The management of the Rivers State University on Wednesday confirmed that the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, graduated from the institution in the 1996/1997 academic session.

The Directorate of Legal Services of the school, Fyne Amanyie, said this at the state’s Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja, where Ewhrudjakpo’s qualification to contest the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state is being questioned.

The petitioner, Vijah Opuama, who contested the governorship election on the platform of the Liberation Movement, a party that was later deregistered by the Independent National Electoral Commission in February this year, had asked the tribunal to disqualify Ewhrujakpo for allegedly forging a National Youth Service Corps exemption certificate.

Amanyie, a witness subpoenaed to testify in the case as the fourth respondent witness, explained that the Deputy Governor graduated from the institution in 1996/1997 academic session, with the convocation ceremony taking place in 1998.