a concerned socio-political group operating under the umbrella of Imo Political Observers Forum, IPOF has called on him to show imo people his NYSC discharge certificate or exemption certificate as well as make public clarification about it.
IPOF through Press statement signed by it's Coordinator Chief Emma Dike and made available to newsmen in Owerri called on Ugwumba Ohanile Mbaise to endveour to show Imo People his NYSC discharge certificate and follow it up with advertorial publication in reputable newspapers so as to differentiate between false accusation and reality.
IPOF said they are not joining in spreading the allegation, but making a pertinent call for Imo people to ascertain the truth inline with the law of the land.
According to IPOF state there is an allegation that Ugwumba Nwosu did not participate in the mandatory one year NYSC service as result of series of carry over courses carry hindered him but after he overcame the challenges instead enlisting in the mandatory one year National Youth Service, he skipped it and went into politics.
The press statement also questioned the the reality of the allegation saying, " saying if this allegation is true how did Imo State House of Assembly Cleared him to become Commissioner of Lands/Commissioner for Special Duties and Chief of Staff?
IPOF through it's Press Release is compelling Ugwmba Nwosu to make public clarification on the allegation between 24 hours, adding that failure to do so may force Imo People to believe the allegation.
The group said if Nwosu failed to make public statement within 24 hours they will carry full scale investigation into the allegation and if their finding proves correct they will use all legal means to force him to return all the money he earned from various positions he held in the government.
The statement reads in parts "Imo State has always set the pace in the education sector, IPOF will not fold it's hand and watch Governor Okorocha to hand over a complex state like Imo into the hands of a man with such weighty allegation hanging around him, when the state parades the likes of Prof. Jude Njoku, a former FUTO VC, barr. Chukwuma Ekamaru, SAN, prince Eze Madumere, Mr Nick Oparandudu, Sir Jude Ejiogu, Linus Okere, a world class leadership expert and other sound and eminent sons and daughters of Imo State.
IPOF said we all know that skipping the compulsory NYSC service is an offence under the NYSC ACT punishable with 12 months imprisonment.
It says section 2 of NYSC act mandates all Nigerians who earn a university degree or obtains Higher National Diploma, HND from any Nigerian tertiary institution or abroad to participate in the scheme, those exempted by law are those above 30 years, persons with national honours, individuals who served in the military and intelligence Organizations.
IPOF is the view that now is the time Ugwumba Nwosu should make his NYSC record clear without procrastination or hide and seek to avoid facing the kind of disgrace former Finance Mrs. Kemi Adeosun faced.
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