…Obaseki Had Three Credits, Three Passes

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has displayed certificates of all the six governorship aspirants seeking its ticket to run for the governorship of Edo State.

Six aspirants bought, completed and submitted the party’s expression of interest and nomination forms; and they include: incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki; Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu; Hon. Dr. Pius Odubu; Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi; Hon. Osaro Obazee and Hon. Matthew Aigbuhuenze Iduoriyekemwen.

The documents displayed on the notice board at the party’s secretariat showed that the incumbent Governor Obaseki, has three credits and three passes in his 1973 West Africa School Certificate, WASC, submitted for screening.

Obaseki passed English, P7; English Literature P7; Christian Religious Knowledge, CRK, C6; History A3; Geography C6 and Chemistry P8.

Obaseki later proceeded to higher school for advanced level at the Institute of Continuous Education between 1976 and 1979, before gaining admission into the University of Ibadan, where he studied Classics.

In a statement signed by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, last Friday in Abuja, the party had said that the various submissions by the aspirants will be displayed at the its National Secretariat in Abuja and in Benin City, the Edo State capital from Monday 8th to Tuesday 9th June, 2020 for claims and objections.

The party had said, “In our bid to ensure due diligence and transparency in the screening exercise and learning from our recent shocking experiences, we are determined to avoid any lapses in the process. Therefore, we are making the submitted information and documents of the governorship aspirants available to our party members and the public for verification of claims and to support the screening panel with information or any objection to the claims contained in the submission by the aspirants.

“We are inviting party members and indeed members of the public to assist the screening committee by scrutinizing the information, credentials and documents provided by the governorship aspirants and availing the Screening Committee of counter and correct information, if applicable.

“Recall that in line with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guidelines, APC had earlier released its time table and schedule of activities for the conduct of the 2020 Governorship Primary Election in Edo State.”

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