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Edo 2020: APC disqualifies Gov Obaseki



The All Progressives’ Congress (APC) screening committee has disqualified governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state from contesting in the June 22 primary election.

Obaseki and five other aspirants were screened by the committee earlier this week to validate their credentials and grant them clearance to vie for the party’s ticket to contest in the September 19 Edo governorship election.

The Professor Jonathan Ayuba-led seven-member committee presented it’s reports to the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on Friday, June 12, the committee said Obaseki and two other candidates were not cleared.

The commitee’s decission to disqualified the governor was due to judgement that the governor’s school leaving certificate and NYSC certificate are defective.

According to Ayuba, the committee observed that his NYSC certificate bears the name ‘Obasek’ different from his known name ‘Obaseki’.

 He said:”While this may be an error on the part of the issuing authority, we observed that the aspirant has not taken any step whatsoever to have the anomaly corrected by the issuing authority”.

Ayuba said the governor also failed to provide supporting documents that the committee requested during his screening.

The committee also reported that governor Obaseki’s leaving school certificate is defective meaning that the governor is ineligible to participate in the forth coming primaries in July this year.