APC chieftain in Bayelsa, Benjamin Youdiowei, has approached the Abuja Area Court in Lugbe, Abuja alleging that the current Bayelsa State Governor, Ewhrudjakpo presented to the INEC a forged NYSC Exemption Certificate.
Youdowei alleged that Ewhrudjakpo in aid of his nomination as a candidate, had been using the allegedly forged document as part of his credentials.
However, the NYSC certificate is dated February 2, 1998, with number 139708.
Abubakar Sadiq, who is the presiding officer had on November 27, 2019, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Ewhrudjakpo following his absence from the court for the day’s proceedings.
He had also ordered the police to investigate the deputy governor before issuing a fresh order directing the DSS to take over the investigation.
Ewhrudjakpo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was until his swearing-in as the Bayelsa State deputy governor on February 14, 2020, the senator representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District.
The Deputy Governor was sworn in alongside Duoye Diri, following the February 13th, 2020 judgment of the Supreme Court nullifying the victory of All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidates in the last governorship election in the state.