Former Governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo has condemned what he called campaign of calumny by opposition politicians in Enugu State.
DAILY POST reports that Nwobodo spoke to journalists in his Amaechi country home in reaction to the certificate forgery allegation against the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, guber candidate, Barr. Peter Mbah.
Mbah is being accused of presenting a forged National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, discharge certificate, an allegation he has denied.
Addressing journalists, Nwobodo said during his active political life, neither him nor late C.C. Onoh engaged in a campaign of calumny, stressing that they faced issues.
The former Governor said he was deeply worried when he heard about Mbah’s alleged certificate forgery.
“When I heard the news, I was worried, deeply concerned. I called Peter and I said, ‘tell me the truth’. He told me that it was not true. He told me that he indeed took part in the NYSC and obtained his certificate.
“He also forwarded me pictures he snapped while he was in the NYSC orientation camp in Lagos State. The entire evidence is there.
“I am appealing to politicians to stop this kind of politics; we didn’t do this during our own time,” he stated.
Nwobodo, who was surrounded during the media chat by party chieftains, including the State PDP Chairman, Augustine Nnamani and the DG, PDP Campaign Organization, Ikeja Asogwa, urged the media to always go extra length in verifying reports before going public.
“The media should not allow itself to be used in promoting falsehood,” he stated.