The Screening Committee for the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the forthcoming Edo State Governorship Election has disqualified Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the party’s primaries.
The Screening Committee Chairman, Jonathan Ayuba said the committee made the decision after they found defective, Obaseki’s Higher School Certificate (HSC) during their briefing on Friday. The committee chairman also said the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) certificate of Governor Obaseki lacks authenticity.
Ayuba said that the name on the certificate read “Obasek” rather than the original name, “Obaseki”, adding that the committee found that to be an error but that the Governor did not find it necessary to correct the error since it was issued. The APC in Edo State has been unstable, following the disagreement between the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomole and the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, leading to two factions of the same party in the state.