All Progressives Congress (APC) Appeal committee has upheld the decision to disqualify Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki from the governorship primaries.
Members of the Appeal Committee are; Dr. Abubakar Fari (Chairman), Prof. Sadeeque Abba, Barr. Gbenga Olubajo, Mohammed Idris, Esther Bepeh and Barr. Daniel Bwala (Secretary)
The appeals committee presented its report to the National Working Committee on Saturday.
The committee led by Dr Abubakar Fari cited discrepancies in the dates on Obaseki’s University of Ibadan certificate.
While presenting the committee’s report, Fari said, “It is inconceivable that the same University will award two certificates with separate dates for the same graduate.
“We also find it difficult to vouch for the authenticity of his NYSC certificate, there is no indication as to where he served.
“We find that he should be disqualified.”
The appeal committee noted that Obaseki claimed to have obtained a Higher School Certificate from the Institute of Continuing Education in Benin but that he did not produce the certificate and that the document he produced only attested to his attendance.
In receiving the report by Oshiomhole commended the chairman and members of the appeal committee for doing a “meticulous” job.
“It appears you were extremely meticulous in your findings, you have attention to details, and not just because of the findings,” the APC National Chairman added.
Obaseki and two other aspirants, Chris Ogiemwonyi and Mathew Iduoriyekenwen, were disqualified from participating in the party primary ahead of the September 19, 2020 governorship election in the state.
Those cleared to take part in the primary were Mr Osaro Obaze, Dr Pius Odubu, and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.