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APC screening committee disqualifies Gov Obaseki from guber primary



The Screening Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has disqualified Governor Godwin Obaseki from taking part in the party’s governorship primaries in Edo State.

He was declared unfit, along with two others, to contest in the exercise to choose who would bear the party’s ticket for the forthcoming governorship election.

Obaseki’s disqualification by the screening committee was said to be due to discrepancies in his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharge and University certificates.

The national chairman of the APC and former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole inaugurated the committee on Wednesday to screen six aspirants vying for the party’s ticket.

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Obaseki had after the committee grilled him for two hours on Thursday, expressed doubt over their transparency.

He had said, “Since Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is an interested party in this matter, I don’t think I will get justice in this screening but we will wait for the outcome of everything.

“Even with the controversial issue from the University of Ibadan, I have my result here with me.

“The last time I came here, I asked that Oshiomhole should recuse himself from the process in the interest of peace and justice.

“But as a party man, I have had to go through the screening like everybody else.

“Since he is the judge and the jury in this matter, I will just wait for the outcome of the screening,” he had said.

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