Governor Samuel Ortom has been accused of parading a fake Doctoral Degree. He is parading a PhD certificate said to have issued by the Commonwealth University of Berlin which does not exist.
According to the report, the PhD certificate paraded by the Governor from Commonwealth University does not exist. There is no Commonwealth University.
The Senator Representing Benue North-West Senatorial District, George Akume accused the Governor of parading fake PhD certificate. He said,
“Ortom said he has PhD from the Commonwealth University of Berlin, but there is nothing like Commonwealth University. At least, I’m a graduate of the University of Ibadan, where I bagged my first and second degrees. I am also a fellow of the Institute of Management and I have honourary PhD from the University of Jos
However, Governor Ortom replied him through his Adviser on Media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua. He described Akume as a drunk who could not be taken seriously.
Agerzua, who said PhD was not a prerequisite for being a governor, described Akume’s allegation as a diversionary tactic.
The governor’s aide, who wondered when Akume became an assessment authority, challenged the senator to give an account of his stewardship in the red chamber.
PhD was not a prerequisite for being a governor is a weak response from the Agerzua. He admitted that indeed his principal is parading a fake PhD certificate.