Atunwa, while responding to the allegation that he carries a forged NYSC certificate, said that he is fully compliant with all the legal requirements to be elected to the Office of the Governor of Kwara State and he did not submit any unsupported NYSC certificate as suggested by Premium Times newspaper.
He said he is “fully compliant with all the legal requirements to be elected to the Office of the Governor of Kwara State.
“I did not submit any unsupported NYSC certificate as suggested by you.“ I strongly advise that you verify each and every assertion you wish to make. You may wish to make formal enquiries/verifications of all institutions concerned.
“You should also be circumspect enough to authenticate the provenance of any document you may be handed if it’s not from a formal and official source.“An organization such as yours should not fall short of the required legal and ethical standards.”
Though he denied explaining why he failed to participate in the mandatory NYSC scheme, he said that he broke no law because he did not submit any fake document to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
However, Premium Times maintained that the governorship candidate did not answer their question as their investigation only said he submitted the document to the PDP.
The PDP, when contacted, also denied knowledge of the forgery.
“I am not aware of this, please give me time to find out,” spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan said.