Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Tuesday, debunked reports that he had no West African Senior School Certificate, disclosing that he made the second-best result in his set in the country in 1976.
There had been reports on social media last week Friday over the missing certificate of Governor Okowa.
However, Okowa said that the issue around the certificate was a wrong perception and unnecessary politics, explaining that virtually all universities in the country offered him admission based on his outstanding performance in WASSCE and Higher School Certificate examinations.
Okowa made this known after inspecting ongoing projects at the Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, in Isoko North Local Government Area.
He said, “On the issue of my certificate, I think it is a misconception. People try to play politics with everything.
“Yes, I lost my WAEC certificate, but I have the print-out from Edo College, Benin City, which clearly stated that I have distinction in all subjects.
“The Higher School Certificate was attached and it has been acknowledged by Edo College and the school put it out there that I made an ‘A’ `B’ `B’.