Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki says his disqualification from the All Progressives Congress’ primary election in the state is unjust.
Obaseki said this on Friday via his Twitter handle after the APC Screening Committee announced that he is ineligible to contest.
He tweeted, “We call on all party members and our teeming supporters to remain calm and await further directives, in the light of the announcement of my unjust disqualification to participate in @OfficialAPCNg primary election in Edo State by the screening committee.”
The APC had, on Friday, declared unqualified the Edo governor and two other aspirants from contesting the June 22 governorship primary election in the state.
The screening committee announced Obaseki’s disqualification when its members presented their report to the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee in Abuja.
The two other disqualified aspirants are Chris Ogiemwonyi and Mathew Iduoriyekenwen.
Presenting the committee’s report, Chairman of the panel, Prof. Jonathan Ayuba, explained that Obaseki was disqualified because the committee had doubts about his Higher School Certificate he claimed but could not produce.
Ayuba stated that the report of the seven-man committee was conclusive, adding that all members of the panel signed the report.
He said the committee was thorough in the process of conducting the exercise, adding that the process was recorded and the unedited recording would be made available to the party.