As the disqualification of the incumbent governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, from contesting in the primary election to select the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, continues to attract different reactions from across the country, the National Working Committee of the party has confirmed the disqualification.
The announcement of the decision of the NWC was made Saturday night by the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, who said Obaseki, in addition to presenting faulty certificates, had abused his powers as governor of Edo State.
Recall that earlier on Saturday, an APC Appeal Committee had upheld Obaseki’s disqualification, which was first announced by the party’s screening committee on Friday.
At a press briefing in Abuja on Saturday, the Appeal Committee said it was aligning itself with the APC screening committee’s inability to vouch for the authenticity of the NYSC Certificate presented by Governor Obaseki.
Meanwhile, although he rejected the report of the screening committee Governor Obaseki has said he will not appeal the decision.
The NWC is the highest appeal body in the APC.