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UPDATED: APC disqualifies Obaseki from Edo governorship election primary

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday announced the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and two other aspirants from contesting the primaries of the party in the June 22 primary for the governorship election in the state.

Announcing the disqualification at the party headquarters in Abuja, the chairman of the screening committee, Professor Jonathan Ayuba, said only three aspirants were qualified to contest for the primary.

According to the screening committee, Obaseki presented the Higher School Certificate which the panel said was defective as no such certificate in existence, adding that the National Youth Service Corps certificate he presented did not have his name written properly.

Based on these, the committee said the governor is not qualified to contest for the party primary scheduled for June 22.

Meanwhile, Godwin Obaseki, the governor of Edo state, says he will not appeal the outcome of the screening process.

Obaseki had earlier raised an alarm, alleging that the APC chairman planned to announce his disqualification in a press conference.

Shortly after the allegations were made, chairman of the APC screening committee, Jonathan Ayuba, announced Obaseki’s disqualification while presenting his report to Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, at the national secretariat in Abuja

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