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Obaseki Disqualified as APC Candidate in Edo State

The All Progressives Congress has declared the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and two others ineligible to contest in the July 22 governorship primary election in Edo State.

Chairmanof 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.

Thecommittee held that the document he
produced only attested to his attendance.The screening committee announced the disqualification while presenting its report to the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working
Committee in Abuja on Friday.

Theseven-man screening committee led by
Ayuba said the report is conclusive, adding that all members of the panel signed the report.Ayuba 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.

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

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