Ahead of June 22 governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, the party on Monday displayed the credentials of all the six aspirants who obtained and submitted their nomination and expression of interest forms.
The screening of the six aspirants has been fixed for Wednesday and Thursday.
The six aspirants are Gov. Godwin Obaseki, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Rt. Hon. Dr. Pius Odubu, Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi, Hon. Osaro Obazee and Hon. Matthew Aigbuhuenze Iduoriyekemwen.
First News, however, learnt that a plot to disqualify Obaseki ahead of the governorship primary in the state is being hatched.
It was gathered that some “dangerous” discrepancies had been uncovered in the forms submitted by Obaseki to the party’s secretariat in Abuja.
A party chieftain, who pleaded anonymity, said those who were against the candidature of the governor were going to capitalise on these discrepancies to disqualify him.
“Except for divine intervention, Obaseki will not scale through the screening. This is because even we that have little sympathy for him, may not be able to help. The discrepancies are too glaring to be swept under the carpet,” the APC chieftain said.