A report reaching us has it that the All Progressive Congress (APC) has today Friday 12of June, 2020, disqualified the outgoing governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki from contesting the primaries of the party in the forth-coming June 22 primary election for the governorship race in the state.
This development was made known by the the chairman of the screening committee, Professor Jonathan Ayuba, who informed that only three aspirants were qualified to contest for the primary.
According to the screening committee, Obaseki presented the Higher School Certificate which the panel said was defective as no such certificate in existence, adding that the National Youth Service Corps certificate he presented did not have his name written properly.
A seven-member screening committee constituted by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) today disqualified Governor Godwin Obaseki from contesting in the party’s primaries billed to hold on the 22nd of this month.
Also disqualified were Matthew Aigbuhuenze Iduoriyekemwen and Chris Ogiemwonyi from participating in the primaries.
The embattled governor Godwin Obaseki is seeking to re-contest in the forth-coming Edo State Governorship election under the banner of the All Progressives Congress (APC), but with his disqualification today, this may no longer be feasible.
The Professor Ayuba Jonathan-led panel however cleared Osaro Obazee, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Dr Pius Odubu to vie in the primaries election.
The panel said the decision by both Obaseki and Iduoriyekemwen to drag the APC and the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to court in defiance to the provision of the APC constitution as the basis for the decision.
The panel particularly picked holes with the National Youth Service Certificate (NYSC) and the testimonial of the Institute of Continuing Education Benin city submitted by Governor Obaseki.