APC Committee on Friday disqualified Governor Obaseki and two Others from contesting in the Edo state governorship primary election
The chairman of the screening committee, Prof. Jonathan Ayuba said that Obaseki and two others did not meet the requirement set by the APC to participate in the primaries.
Prof. Ayuba, while presenting the report explained that Obaseki was disqualified because the committee could not vouch for the authenticity of the Higher School Certificate he claimed but could not produce.
The committee held that the document he produced only attested to his attendance.
Governor Obaseki had told newsmen after appearing before the screening committee that he was not sure of getting justice from the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC), urging him to recluse himself from the Edo nomination process as an interest party.
However, addressing newsmen while receiving the report at the party’s national secretariat, the Chairman of the Screening committee, Prof Jonathan Ayuba, hinged the disqualification on defective certificate and age discrepancies.
The Edo state gubernatorial elections is scheduled for September 19, 2020 by INEC.