By Osahon Osahon
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has been disqualified from contesting the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the forthcoming July 22 governorship primary election.
APC Screening Committee for Edo State Governorship election declared Obaseki and two others unqualified to contest in the election
Others also disqualified are Hon. Matthew Iduoroyekemwen and Egnr. Chris Ogiemwonyi.
Edo current governor was disqualified over alleged discrepancies in his educational certificates and NYSC.
The committee however cleared Pastor Osagie Ize- Iyamu, Dr. Pius Odubu and Hon. Osaro Obazee.
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.
The seven-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.