ANDONI PEOPLE TAKE STIFFER STEPS TO STOP COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, PAUL LAWRENCE PAUL FROM CONTESTING SECOND TERM
…..petition PDP leadership and Gov. Wike
As the Local Government election in Rivers State slated to hold in April 17 this year approaches, the people of Andoni local government have taken more critical steps to ensure that the outgoing chairman of the council, Paul Lawrence Paul does not return for a second term in office.
The fresh step to stop the incumbent Andoni council boss was contained in a petition written by E-MOTION Chambers and addressed to the Chairman of the People’s Democratic in the state, Amb. Desmond Akawor and copied to Governor Nyesom Wike.
The petition signed by Azubuike Ikechukwu Ogbonna Esq on behalf of Mr Effet Awajiroinwon John and others, the people kicked against the return of the council boss for a second time as chairman of the area.
Andoni people accused their embattled chairman of forging his West African Examination Council certificate and his First School Leaving Certificate.
The petition notes that the real name of the council chairman is Lawrence Paul Paul and not Paul Lawrence Paul, which is a totally different person from the council chairman.
They said the council chairman did not sit to either write WAEC or FSLC at Community Primary School Rumueme.
The petition affirmed that the Chairman used the WAEC certificate of one Paul Lawrence Paul, boasting that they have verified the claim with the relevant authorities and have also seen the passport of the original Paul Lawrence Paul.
Consequently, the petitioners submitted that the out going council chairman, Lawrence Paul Paul did not meet the educational or academic qualifications required by the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria: section 7(4) and section 106 as amended.
They advised the PDP not to nominate Lawrence Paul Paul as its candidate for the April 17, 2020 local government election, warning that the party stands the risks of losing the seat, should anyone challenges his victory in court, after the election, on grounds of the ineligibility of Lawrence Paul Paul to contest the election in the first place.
Recall that Brave Views had earlier reported how the Police arrested the council chairman, Lawrence Paul Paul weeks ago over the certificate forgery scandal.
The chairman had told our correspondent in a telephone chat that he was not arrested but only invited for questioning.
During the interview, the Chairman failed to answer the question put to him by our reporter on whether he forged his certificate or not.
Meanwhile, the latest petition by E-MOTIONS CHAMBERS revealed that the Chairman, Lawrence Paul Paul was only granted an administrative bail, pending the conclusion of the investigations.
The petition is titled: NOTIFICATION OF INELIGIBILITY OF HON. LAWRENCE PAUL PAUL TO CONTEST THE ANDONI LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL ELECTION FOR THE OFFICE OF CHAIRMAN
Other people the petition was copied to include the Chairman of Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC), Justice George Omereji, Attoney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof Zaccheaus Adangor, Andoni Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party as well as the embattled chairman himself.