Press Release…OUK vs ABSU

The Chief Press Secretary to Abia State governor, Ugochukwu Emezue has described as untrue allegation  by the former governor of the state, Uzor Kalu that chief TA Orji wants to revoke his degree certificate.
In a statement in Umuahia, Mr. Emezue stated that the former governor is not a graduate of Abia state university as investigations have revealed.
According to Mr. Emezue,there was a petition against the former governor alleging that he was not properly admitted into ABSU not to talk of graduating.
The petitioner claimed that Kalu armtwisted the school authorities to admit him while he was the governor following public outcry then that the state governor was not a graduate.
The petitioner also claimed that Kalu as the governor only came to school for two semesters.
Following this allegations, the senate set up a panel which found out that the transcript  Kalu sent to
ABSU from the university of Maiduguri did not bear the letter head of that institution.
Secondly, Kalu did not matriculate according to the rules and guidelines of the institution  which makes it mandatory for a student to matriculate having dropped out from another university.
Thirdly,Kalu only came to school for two semesters  and never graduated.
The chief press secretary stated that ab initio Kalu was not  a graduate of the institution  and the allegation of revoking his degree certificate  is neither here nor there.
Mr. Emezue stated that Kalu knows fully that he is not a graduate of ABSU.
He advised the former governor to go to court  to challenge the outcome of the panel’s report if he so desires.
The chief press secretary declared that the university authorities have the right to investigate certificate racketeering  when the need arises.
He called on Kalu to leave chief TA Orji out of his certificate scandal.