- These are tough times for Senator Andy Uba
- The senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District is enmeshed in a certificate forgery scandal
- A youth group has demanded for his prosecution
The Coalition of Nigerian Youths for Good Governance (CNYGG) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INCE) to retrieve the certificate of return presented to Senator Andy Uba of Anambra state.
The group made the demand during a protest march to the headquarters of INEC in Abuja on Wednesday, May 10.
The group accused Senator Uba of of deceit and falsification of his West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) results which they say was presented to INEC.
Addressing journalists during the march, the convener of the protest, Lady Peace Dimoji called for the intervention of the INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakub in the case.
Her words: ''We immediately call for an urgent intervention of your office into this criminal act, not only to save the integrity of the electoral process in Nigeria, but also to nip in the bud, the new breeding version of falsification and deceit among politicians representing their electorate.
''It is our humble and submission that the certificate of return of the aforementioned individual be immediately withdrawn, and your recommendations to the Nigeria Police Force for his immediate prosecution.''
NAIJ.com recalls that two other groups recently called for the immediate arrest of Senator Uba.
The groups - National Committee of Yoruba Youth (NCYY) and the Coalition of Civil Society Groups said the senator must be suspended and prosecuted following the certificate forgery allegation against him.
In a statement signed by the president NCYY, Oladimeji Odeyemi, the groups called on the Nigerian police, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, Department of State Services and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately arrest Uba.
NAIJ.com captured the protest live on the streets of Abuja