Edo 2020: APC disqualifies Obaseki from primary


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has disqualified Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from participating in the forthcoming governorship election in the State.

The chairman of the committee, Jonathan Ayuba, announced this while presenting its report to the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee in Abuja on Friday.

Ayuba explained that Governor Obaseki was disqualified on the grounds that his Higher School Certificate (HSC) and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificates were “defective”.

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

Meanwhile, the governor has rejected the outcome of the screening exercise, saying he would not appeal his disqualification by the committee.

In a statement by his spokesman, Crusoe Osagie, Governor Obaseki described the exercise as a mockery of the democratic process.

Obaseki was disqualified from the party’s primary election alongside two others by the Screening Committee.

The other disqualified aspirants are Chris Ogiemwonyi and Mathew Iduoriyekenwen.

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