Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has been disqualified from contesting in the APC governorship primary election scheduled for June, 22, 2020 by the Screening Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The committee chairman, Prof. Jonathan Ayuba, disclosed this in a press conference on Friday afternoon.

Ayuba noted that the committee could not authenticate his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate.

The chairman also said the governor did not present his Higher School Leaving Certificate.

Therefore, the committee recommended that he is not eligible to contest in the election.

Also, Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi, was not cleared to contest over discrepancy in the names on his credentials.

However, Dr. Pius Odubu and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu were cleared to contest.

Earlier on Wednesday, Obaseki expressed fears that he might not get justice from the screening committee as the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, “an interested party in Edo”, was involved in the process.

The former allies have been in a running battle for several months.

Source: The Witness


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