Edo 2020: My disqualification unjust – Obaseki

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has faulted his disqualification from the All Progressives Congress’ primary election in Edo State.

He made this known via his Twitter handle after the APC Screening Committee announced that he is ineligible to contest.

The governor tweeted, “We call on all party members and our teeming supporters to remain calm and await further directives, in the light of the announcement of my unjust disqualification to participate in @OfficialAPCNg primary election in Edo State by the screening committee.”

It was reported that the All Progressives Congress had declared Obaseki, and two others ineligible to contest in the July 22 governorship primary election.

The screening committee announced the disqualification while presenting its report to the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee in Abuja on Friday.

Apart from Obaseki, the two other disqualified aspirants are Chris Ogiemwonyi and Mathew Iduoriyekenwen.

Chairman of the panel, Prof. Jonathan Ayuba, while presenting the report explained that Obaseki was disqualified because the committee could not vouch for the authenticity of the Higher School Certificate he claimed but could not produce.

The seven-man screening committee led by  Ayuba said the report is conclusive, adding that all members of the panel signed the report.

Ayuba said the committee was thorough in the process of conducting the exercise, adding that the process was recorded and the unedited recording would be made available to the party.

Earlier, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, had said his boss would not appeal the outcome of the screening.

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