By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Following the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) Appeals Committee’s ratification of the party’s screening committee’s disqualification of the incumbent Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, from participating in the forthcoming gubernatorial primaries, the party’s leadership in the state has also called for the expulsion of the Governor, Chairman of the party, Anselm Ojezua, and the state women leader, Dr Aisosa Amadasun, from the party, accusing them of anti-party activities.
This was contained in a statement by the David Imuse-led executive, at a media briefing in Benin City on Sunday, June 14, 2020.
According to the statement, which hailed Governor Obaseki’s disqualification by the party’s governorship primaries screening committee, the governor was accussed of being guilty of engaging in activities that were capable of sabotaging the interests and progress of the party in the state, citing the governor’s decision to drag the party to court, without exploring other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, presenting faulty academic certificates for screening, inaugurating only 9 out of 24 Members of the State House of Assembly, obtaining court orders preventing the Senate President, the National Assembly and the party’s reconciliation committee from mediating in the conflict, and committing other acts of executive recklessness that were not in the party’s interest.
Governor Godwin Obaseki was disqualified from contesting for the sole APC’s ticket for the forthcoming governorship election in the state by the party’s screening committee, which cited some discrepancies in his academic certificates, a verdict that was upheld by the party’s Appeals Committee.
Consequently, Hon. Pius Odubu, Mr. Osaro Obaze, and Pastor Osagie Eze-Iyamu, have been cleared to contest the party’s ticket for the governorship election.