The judge held that the EFCC proved beyond reasonable doubt that the convicts committed fraud.
While awarding a fine of one million against them, the panel held that they woefully failed to substantiate their forgery allegation against the governor.
The NUP had filed its case to challenge the earlier July 29, 2020 verdict of the Court of Appeal upholding its deregistration by the electoral body.
Aggrieved by the allegation, Igini slammed a defamation suit against the APC chieftain, describing his claims as malicious and targeted at destroying his reputation.
Justice Augustine Odokwo, sentenced the accused to 36 months of correctional service in addition to paying N100,000 fine each for count 1 and 2 after he pleaded for leniency.
Dismissing the appeal as unmeritorious, the three man panel ruled that the findings of the lower court, which said the governor did not forget his certificate, cannot be faulted.
When he finally appeared at the third sitting he accused court workers of receiving bribery to favour his estranged wife.
The suit followed recent move by the Federal Government to take over and borrow unclaimed dividends and dormant account balances owned by Nigerians in any bank in the country.