Incredible story and I think I should share this. It is a pity because hardworking women will continue to be rubbed by the likes of this woman in the story below. Little wonder why we are treated like dirt abroad? we can't even present genuine certificates to run for public office.
God help us
According to STEVE UZOECHI of huhonline.com, the Honourable member representing the Nwangele – Nkwerre – Isu – Njaba Federal Constituency of Imo State in the House of Representatives, Juliet Akano is involved in certificate forgery.
It was gathered that while completing her INEC nomination form and documentation, declared that she attended Oguta Girls’ High School, Oguta, Imo State from 1979-1984.
But this claim has been debunked by the principal of Oguta Girls High School insists that there was no such name or record corresponding with the date claimed by Mrs. Akano.
On a visits to the school to verify the facts by huhonline.com, the Vice Principal (Senior) reiterated that there was no such records in their files, stating that the woman’s particulars which at the time was Obasi Juliet Nnenne has been checked before and was not found in there records. A statement signed by the school principal (names withheld) and made available to huhuonline.com in respect of Akano’s claims partly reads; “I hereby state that the above named records were not found in Oguta Girls’ High School between 1979-1984”.
In 1998, Juliet Akano engaged a lady (names withheld) who now, works with an airline in Lagos to sit for her WAEC/SSCE (Private candidate). The lady sat and passed the examination for Akano.
The photo card for the examination which was made available to huhuonline.com bears the picture of the young lady but the name, Akano Juliet Nnenne. The girl’s signature conflicts with the signature Akano used in the submission of her INEC forms. advertisement
The lady’s examination number is 304 while the centre number is 55729. The examination was written somewhere in Lagos Island and the documentation and pictures of the girls are still in tact at the WAEC office.
In a petition directed to the leadership of the National Assembly, copied to the EFCC, SSS, INEC and the Federal Ministry of Justice, dated 14/11/2007, one Eugene Okoma alleged that Akano used another person’s certificate for the INEC clearance during the House of Reps election and forged the certificate with which she gained admission into the university for her said degree in marketing.
The petition further declared, “It is clear that Hon. Juliet Akano is a cheat, a fraudulent person, not in any way qualified to occupy any position of authority, let alone being elected as an honourable member representing the largest federal constituency in Nigeria”.
The petitioner insists that Akano lied on oath as a member of the House of Representative.
Ironically, Juliet Akano is a member of the Integrity Group of the House of Representative which presently is in charge of the leadership of the House. Observers are however, of the opinion that this perhaps, is the reason why the leadership of the lower chamber of the National Assembly seemingly swept the petition dated 14th November, 2007 against Akano, under the carpet.
The integrity of the leadership of the House of Representative would be called to question if front liners of the Integrity Group like Hon. Farouk Lawan, Abike Dabiri and others fail to rise up to the challenge and probe the various certificate scams perpetuated right under their noses and save the House from the shame of being peopled by undesirable elements.
Efforts to speak to Akano by huhonline.com proved abortive as she refused to take her calls. Text messages sent to her for reactions were not replied as at press time.
Meanwhile, in December, 2007 when her campaign coordinators from the Nwangele-Nkwerre-Isu-Njaba Federal Constituency honoured a Christmas invitation from Juliet Akano and erroneously went to her matrimonial home for the Christmas get-together, to their chagrin, they were turned back.
One of the coordinators who confided in huhuonline.com said that members of the family and even neighbours, disowned Juliet Akano saying, “there is no such person around here”. The function, he said was later held in the office of one paint manufacturer.
Juliet Akano’s marital life however speaks volume of the despicable mindset of a woman to whom holy matrimony is but a mere business partnership. A union of convenience which she exploited to the despair of the men who thought they were married to her.
A brief trace by huhuonline.com revealed that Juliet Akano who was merely a cloth seller at Balogun, Lagos was actually married to one Macdonald Akano, from a popular royal family in Nwangele LG A of Imo state. After having two children for him, she abandoned him for another man in the neighbouring community of Nkwerre, one Mr. Okechukwu Uzoho, a prominent lawyer. She however did not stay very long with Uzoho.
As the last general elections drew nearer, she saw her opportunity and schemed her way back to the Akano royal family. Surprisingly she was re-accepted by the Akanos but little did they know that she only wanted to use the name and clout of the royal family, as her launching pad, to achieve her political ambition.
Soon after, she was foisted by the PDP as the party’s candidate for the Federal constituency in a primary election that was held about five times and all ended inconclusively in fracas.
Thereafter, courtesy of the Maurice Iwu election, she emerged as the member representing Nwangele – Nkwerre – Isu – Njaba Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. That was all she needed to abandon her marital vows once again.
Today, however, rather than waiting for a non-resident wife and mother, Mcdonald Akano is already married to another woman while Juliet is said to be planning to return to Mr Uzoho so as to still be seen as an indigene of the constituency she pretends to be representing.
It is reported that Mr. Okechukwu Uzoho appears most unwilling to play the fool again.
This simply implies that Juliet Akano, who is largely operating from Oguta, her place of birth is representing a people whose confidence she does not have and a constituency to which, she is a stranger.
A fugitive from home, a cheat and a fraud seating at the National Assembly representing a people she cares and knows nothing about, is an illegality and insult on the largest Federal Constituency in Nigeria.