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Edo Elections: Obaseki and Deputy leave APC

The Governor and Deputy Governor of Edo State have resigned their membership of the All Progressives Congress.

Their resignation were made public via a press statement by Governor Godwin Obaseki’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, on Tuesday

The statement alluded to the outcome of the APC primaries in the state is the chief reason for the resignation. In the statement, the Governor and deputy Governor accused the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole of attempting to subvert the will of the people for the interest of a few.

The statement said his resignation letter was addressed to the Ward Chairman, APC Ward 11, Etsako West Local Government Area.

Recall that the party’s National Working Committee, had announced the disqualification of Obaseki’s on June 13 at during an Abuja news briefing.

According to Oshiomhole, the NWC had reviewed the two reports, which he reckoned that the that members of the committees were unanimous in their decisions which made the verdict convincing enough.

The appeal panel, headed by Prof. Abubakar Fari also upheld the outcome of the screening committee, while presenting the report to Oshiomhole at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.

The Independent National Electoral Commission has slated Sept. 19 for the governorship poll in Edo.

PDP blames APC for incessant killings

The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has lamented the failure of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and the All Progressives Congress(APC) administration to curb the rampant killings of vulnerable Nigerians by bandits in Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Borno, Kaduna, Kogi and Taraba states and other parts of the country.

This statement was contained in a statement from the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbodiyan, in Abuja on Sunday.

He decried the fact that the several troubled communities which had been liberated by the previous administration of the PDP were now being occupied by bandits and armed groups without a challenge. He accused the administration of not making adequate use of the funds that have been allocation to security in the country in recent years.

The PDP questioned the scenario in which bandits and armed groups were operating in various communities in Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Borno, Kaduna, Kogi and Taraba states unhindered.

The Spokesperson of the PDP also asked Nigerians to question the whereabout of the ‘mecinaries’ that the APC brought into the country to participate in the 2019 general elections.

EDO 2020: I was disqualified unjustly – Obaseki

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has said that his disqualification from the primary election in Edo State was an unjust act by the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC).

He made this known via his Twitter handle after the APC Screening Committee announced that he is ineligible to contest.

The governor made this known via his tweeter handle where he asked his supporters to remain calm and wait for the next directive. He also faulted the bases for the disqualification by the APC Screening Committee.

Details later…

BREAKING: APC Disqualifies Gov. Obaseki for Edo Elections

The All Progressives Congress(APC) has disqualified the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and two others from contesting in the July 22 governorship primary election in Edo State.

The candidates were disqualified by the Screening Committee. The announcement of the disqualification was made the public while presenting its report to the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee in Abuja on Friday.

Apart from Obaseki, the two other disqualified aspirants are Chris Ogiemwonyi and Mathew Iduoriyekenwen.

Chairman of the panel, Prof. Jonathan Ayuba, while presenting the report explained that Obaseki was disqualified because the committee could not vouch for the authenticity of the Higher School Certificate he claimed but could not produce.

The committee held that the document he produced only attested to his attendance.

“Records of his admission and graduation are intact” – UI Confirms Obaseki’s Certificate

The University of Ibadan(UI) on Wednesday confirmed that Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, earned a degree in Classics.

The University made the clarification in response to allegations that Obaseki, who is running for a second term in office in September, did not obtain a first degree at the university.

But Mr Obaseki actually gained admission in 1976 and graduated in 1979 with a Second Class Honours, Lower Division, the university said in a statement on Wednesday.

Mrs. Olubunmi Faluyi, the University’s registrar pointed that information regarding the admission and graduation of Obaseki remain intact in the archives of the university.

Recall that the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC) Mr Adams Oshiomhole, had earlier raised suspicion on the legitimacy of Obaseki’s UI certificate.

The two, once cordial, have been engaged in a long-running conflict that has defied resolution even as the state’s September 19 governorship election approaches.

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