The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has tackled the Appeal Committee of the All Progressives Congress for upholding his “unjust disqualification”.
This was contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, on Sunday.
The statement also described the upholding of Obaseki’s disqualification by the Adams Oshiomhole’s led National Working Committee of the APC as a charade.
Screening Committee of the APC had on Thursday said the governor was ineligible to participate in the party’s governorship primary election over alleged discrepancies in his certificate.
On Friday, the appeal committee of the party upheld the decision of the screening committee, saying that “We also find it difficult to vouch for the authenticity of his National Youth Service Corps certificate, there is no indication as to where he served. We find that he should be disqualified.”
But the governor alleged that the committee members disqualified him to “satisfy their paymaster”.
The statement read, “The charade of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and his puppet screening committees seems to know no end and their commitment towards the destruction of what is left of the smoldering integrity of our great party under Oshiomhole’s watch appears assured.
“As if the embarrassment which they brought to the party through the shameless and unjust disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki by the screening committee was not sufficient, they have now gone ahead to announce that the appeal committee has upheld the dubious disqualification.