Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, says he presented his academic credentials to the Peoples Democratic Party Screening Committee at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja for the state governorship election.
He appeared for the screening for the party’s governorship primary election scheduled for next Thursday.
Obaseki was disqualified alongside two others by the All Progressives Congress screening committee on June 12, claiming to have discovered some discrepancies in his names and certificates, and for taking the party to court.
But on Saturday at the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja, the Edo governor told journalists after the screening exercise that he presented the same copies of his certificates to the committee.
According to him, “The screening was fair; it was very professionally done. You could see objectivity and I presented all my certificates; my secondary school, higher school, university and my National Youth Service Corps certificate so that they can look at it and see if there are inconsistencies in them. And you can ask the screening committee if there are any inconsistencies in any of them.”
Obaseki expressed hope that the party would find him eligible to contest in its primary scheduled for next Thursday.
The governor said he was already reaching out to other contestants to ensure the unity of the party beyond the primary election.
He also noted that having served as governor under a different platform for close to four years, he didn’t notice any major ideological divide because for him, his ideology was focused on development.
Obaseki, however, said he got a little bit confused when his former party accused him of “not sharing the money.”