The Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo on Sunday denied presenting a forged exemption certificate of the National Youth Service Corps to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Ewhrudjakpo made this known during a media briefing in Abuja, through his counsel, Mr Clement Kekemeke.
An All Progressives Congress Chieftain, Mr. Benjamin Youndiowei, made the allegation against Ewhrudjakpo in November 2019.
The deputy governor explained that NYSC made a spelling error on his surname and he had written to the body, notifying it of the error and asked it to correct the mistake and reissue another certificate with his name written correctly, which NYSC carried out.
“The position of my client is that he never forged NYSC exemption certificate,” his counsel said.