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The Governor of Enugu state, Peter Mbah, has announced that he just bagged a Diploma degree at Oxford, London.
Governor Mbah, via Twitter on Saturday, July 22, disclosed that the degree is in Strategy and Innovation from the Said Business School of the University of Oxford.
He tweeted: “I just bagged a Diploma degree in Strategy and Innovation from the Said Business School of the University of Oxford, London.”
Recall that the Department of State Security (DSS) has debunked claims by the National Youths Service Corps that Mbah forged his NYSC discharge certificate.
The DSS made its position known in a written statement on oath adopted by its representative, Yahaya Isa Mohammed, at the ongoing Enugu State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
Governor Mbah called two witnesses to open his defence on Wednesday.
Giving evidence, the subpoenaed DSS Deputy Director, Operations and Strategic Department said the security agency commenced an investigation into the controversy of the discharge certificate following a petition by Mbah dated February 8, 2023.
Recall that Mbah had on Thursday closed his defence to the petition filed by the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Barr Chijioke Edeoga.
The Eastern Updates reports that Edeoga is currently seeking a nullification of Mbah’s victory in the governorship election in the state held on the 18th of March.
His grounds include alleged NYSC certificate forgery and manipulation of election results.
Mbah, through his counsel, Mr Bode Ola, wrapped up his defence to the petition, after he presented his current chief of staff, Mr Victor Ude to testify before the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Enugu.
Ude’s appearance on Thursday completed Mbah’s witnesses to three, having presented Festus Uzor and a DSS official on Wednesday.
Ude, in his evidence, tendered Mbah’s NYSC letters of redeployment, deferment and reinstatement letter to continue his NYSC programme after completing his part two in Law School.
He also tendered an approval letter for Mbah to continue his service, final clearance letter after completing his NYSC programme, among others.
The LP lead counsel objected to the admissibility of the documents, saying he would give him reasons in their final address.