Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole on Thursday faulted allegations by state Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in the July 14 governorship election, Maj.-Gen Charles Airhiavbere (retd), that he lacks the qualifications to vie for the office.
Oshiomhole said his records at the Ruskin College, Oxford, United Kingdom, would vindicate him at the Election Petitions Tribunal.
The governor said this in Benin while speaking with journalists at the Government House.
Airhiavbere had, in his petition challenging Oshiomhole’s re-election, alleged that the elementary school Oshiomhole claimed to have attended was not in existence at the time he claimed to have attended it.
Airhiavbere, through his legal representation, further alleged that the governor did not complete secondary school education, where he claimed to have attended.
Oshiomhole said, “I said the allegations are funny because his military and political career was founded in falsehood. Ironically, the guy, who is saying that I did not go to school does not know the difference between UN and the World Bank. He does not even know the difference between European Union and IMF.
“While he celebrated his being in NIPSS in 2008, I went to NIPSS in 1987. Assuming it is in his powers to destroy my educational qualification, my academic records in Nigeria and Ruskin College, Oxford are there.
“His claims are sad because he does not even know the difference between children and youths when he said he was going to create jobs for children rather than youths.
“So both in terms of intellectual capacity and education, he has shown that he is not in a position to question my competence as regards my qualification.”