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APC disqualifies Obaseki from Edo governorship primaries

Governor Godwin Obaseki has been disqualified from contesting in the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2020 election.

Jonathan Ayuba, Chairman of the screening committee, said this while presenting his report to Adams Oshiomhole, APC National Chairman, at the national secretariat in Abuja on Friday.
Obaseki’s disqualification was due to the committee’s judgement that the governor’s school leaving certificate and NYSC certificate are defective.

The chairman said the committee observed that his NYSC certificate bears the name ‘Obasek’.

Ayuba said: “While this may be an error on the part of the issuing authority, we observed that the aspirant has not taken any step whatsoever to have the anomaly corrected by the issuing authority.”

He said the governor also failed to provide supporting documents that the committee requested during his screening.

The committee said it found it difficult to authenticate Obaseki’s NYSC certificate, and, coupled with his defective school leaving certificate, determined that the governor is ineligible to participate in the election.

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