Daniel Onjeh, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Benue South senatorial re-run has said there is nothing wrong in listing Tiv politician Senator George Akume as his number one referee in documents he submitted to INEC as a candidate of his party.
Onjeh disclosed this while reacting to a publication by SIGNAL which made the revelation that his number one referee was Senator George Akume, contrary to earlier denials by Onjeh’s campaign that he was not being backed by Tiv politicians who are behind a conspiracy to unseat Senator David Mark in the Senate.
Documents made available to SIGNAL had confirmed the details. In Daniel Onjeh’s INEC FORM CF.001, received and stamped by INEC on 30th December, 2014, Onjeh listed only two referees: Senator George Akume, a former Governor of Benue State and Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Deputy Minister for Education, Ghana.
Onjeh in a press statement released through Chief Eloyi Ogbe, a member of his campaign organization said there was nothing wrong in having Senator Akume as his benefactor.
In the statement, Onjeh also claimed that he listed Chief Audu Ogbeh as his referee daring SIGNAL to publish the entire document.
“In an attempt to deceive the people to believe in their war cry where no war existed between the peoples of Benue State, they fail to include the page where the name of Chief Audu Ogbe was also included as one of the Referees. This is falsehood in the highest order and it is unbecoming of the campaign of an individual to whom, the noble people of zone C has given their trust for the last 16 and half years to clutch at straws with this. If they were not afraid that their lies would show, they should have published the whole form for the world to see”, Onjeh said.
But further investigations by SIGNAL have revealed that Onjeh lied in claiming that Audu Ogbeh was also listed as his referee in his CV submitted to INEC.
SIGNAL on Thursday obtained the full documents, which contain Onjeh’s credentials, and contrary to Onjeh’s claim, Audu Ogbeh is not listed as his referee.
Below is Daniel Onjeh’s complete INEC FORM CF.001 along with his credentials, received and stamped by INEC on 30th December 2014.
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