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Why I won’t appeal my disqualification, Obaseki speaks

Governor Godwin Obaseki has said he will not appeal his disqualification from partaking in the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State.

Okay.ng recalls that the screening committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) disqualified Obaseki from seeking re-election under the party for having a “defective certificate”.

According to the committee, the governor’s NYSC certificate bears the name ‘Obasek’ instead of Obaseki.

However, Obasarki, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Crusoe Osagie, said “it would be an effort in futility to appeal whatever the unjust outcome of the evaluation and screening process of the APC.”

The statement read: “We have watched the mockery of the democratic process, which Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is administering and superintending over in our great party the All Progressives Congress. It has been an unfortunate, disheartening, and dreadful spectacle.

“We had initially asserted that going by the open display and enthronement of illegality by one man in the party that comprises several organs and eminent personalities, there is no way that Governor Godwin Obaseki would get a fair assessment in the run-up to the nomination of candidates to fly the flag of the party in the forthcoming Edo gubernatorial election.

“It is unfortunate that this open show of shame, illegality, and travesty of justice is the brand of democracy which Comrade Oshiomhole has reduced the APC into. The situation is quite saddening because this is a party supposedly reputed for change, equity, and social justice.

“We have, therefore, decided that it would be an effort in futility to appeal whatever the unjust outcome of the evaluation and screening process of the APC will be, especially when Comrade Oshiomhole has declared that he is the Supreme Court and ultimate determiner of the fate and future of our great party.

“We wish Oshiomhole well in his maladministration of the party and trust that the Almighty will help our country to find the path to true liberty, freedom, and justice. Long live Edo State. Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Muhammad A. Aliyu

Muhammad Ameer Aliyu, is a prolific journalist who joined Okay Nigeria in 2015 with the aim staying committed to bringing more positive growth to the digital news platform. He is the Senior editor at Okay Nigeria.
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