It’s official. The screening committee of the All Progressives Congress has disqualified Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the party’s governorship primaries.
The primary election of the party is slated for June 22.
The report was submitted by the Chairman of the Screening Committee, Professor Jonathan Ayuba, to APC Chairman Adams Oshiomhole on Friday afternoon at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
According to the report, the committee said it found discrepancies in the governor’s certificates including NYSC discharge certificate.
Obaseki’s disqualification is the high-point of the battle of supremacy playing out between Obaseki and his erstwhile political godfather, Oshiomhole.
Sensing he might be disqualified from the race, Obaseki had launched a series of legal battles against the party. One of them was on Thursday adjourned to June 17.
Obaseki and Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee of the party had been torn over the mode of election for the primaries.
The NWC had picked direct primaries but Obaseki opted for indirect, saying direct primaries would not hold anywhere in Edo State.