The recent certificate saga involving Ben Kalu, a member of the House of Representatives representing Bende Federal Constituency of Abia State, has once again brought to the fore the issue of political opposition attempting to tarnish the reputation of their opponents.
It is obvious that the recent request for the verification of Ben Kalu’s NYSC discharge certificate is a calculated attempt by political opposition both within and outside his party to discredit him and his nomination for the position of Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Ben Kalu, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was nominated for the position of Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives by the party’s leadership. However, some members of the party were not pleased with the nomination and they are going great lengths to oppose it, including making false allegations about the authenticity of his NYSC certificate.
The allegations are swiftly being investigated by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) with some source who pleaded anonymity confirmed that Ben Kalu did serve in the scheme and was issued a valid discharge certificate upon completion of his service year. The source also provided documentary evidence to back up its claim, effectively putting an end to the controversy.
Observing the principle of the Fact speaks for itself, It is clear that the allegations against Ben Kalu were baseless and without merit, and were merely a ploy by his political opponents to bring him down.
It is not uncommon for political opponents to engage in such tactics, especially in Nigeria’s highly competitive political landscape.
However, it is unfortunate that some members of Ben Kalu’s own party were involved in the smear campaign against him. This underscores the need for political parties to put their differences aside and work together for the greater good of the country. It is also a reminder of the importance of upholding the principles of truth and fairness in our political discourse.
Despite the attempts to discredit him, Ben Kalu’s nomination for the position of Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives still stands, and he has the support of many of his colleagues in the APC. He has a track record of good governance and has initiated several projects aimed at improving the lives of his constituents. His efforts have earned him praise and commendation from various quarters, and it is clear that he is a capable and competent leader.
In conclusion, the recent request for verification of Ben Kalu’s NYSC discharge certificate was likely an attempt by political opposition both within and outside his party to discredit him and his nomination for Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives. However, the allegations are found to be baseless, and Ben Kalu’s good name and leadership record remain intact. It is my hope that this incident will serve as a reminder to all Nigerians that character assassination has no place in our political discourse and that we must always strive to uphold the principles of truth, fairness, and justice.