Following the announcement of disqualification of Edo State governor from the APC primaries, the outgoing governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, has described his disqualification from participating in the primary election in the state by the All progressive Party’s screening committee as totally “unjust”.
While calling on all party members and his teeming supporters to remain calm, the governor also asked them to await further directives.
“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”, he wrote on his twitter page.
A seven-member screening committee constituted by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in the early hours of 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 aimed at selecting the standard-bearer of the party for the governorship poll.
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. He also pointed.
The panel particularly picked holes in the National Youth Service Certificate (NYSC) and the testimonial of the Institute of Continuing Education Benin city submitted by Governor Obaseki.
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.#DemocracyDay2020— Godwin Obaseki (GGO) (@GovernorObaseki) June 12, 2020