I’ll not appeal my disqualification from contesting in the primaries -Obaseki
The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has rejected the outcome of the screening exercise, which declared him unfit to contest in the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the forthcoming governorship poll in Edo State.
In a statement by his spokesman, Crusoe Osagie, Governor Obaseki described the exercise as a mockery of the democratic process, saying he would not appeal his disqualification by the committee.
“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,” he alleged.
The chairman of the committee, Professor Jonathan Ayuba, earlier announced on Friday at the National Secretariat of the ruling party in Abuja, while briefing the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and other party chieftains on the outcome of the screening exercise.
He declared Obaseki unfit to contest in the primaries alongside two others by the party’s Screening Committee.
“We have screened six aspirants; three were deemed eligible to participate and three were found ineligible to participate,” Ayuba told party leaders at the briefing.
He explained that Governor Obaseki was disqualified on the grounds that his HSC and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificates were “defective”.
According to the committee chairman, the team took the decision to disqualify and clear aspirants based on some references and documents.