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Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by ZAWs: 1:17am On Jun 13, 2020
Cites discrepancies in Govs certificates, names
As Ize-Iyamu, Odubu, Obazee scale hurdle
Oyegun blows hot, says party would be punished in Edo
Go on appeal, Oshiomhole tasks Obaseki, others
Let us close ranks, Ize-Iyamu pleads


By Omeiza Ajayi
The Professor Jonathan Ayuba-led Screening Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Edo State Governorship primary election has disqualified the incumbent governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, as well as Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi and Hon. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen.

Presenting the report of the committee to the National Working Committee NWC of the party on Friday in Abuja, Prof. Ayuba cited discrepancies in the names and certificates of the governor. For Ogiemwonyi, the committee also cited discrepancies in his names while it disqualified Iduoriyekemwen on the grounds that he instituted a suit against the party without exhausting all mechanisms of settlement in line with the APC Constitution.

Speaking on the activities of his committee, Prof. Ayuba said; “We are staking our integrity. The integrity of the process in this country in order to arrive at what we have done. Mr Chairman, our report is conclusive. Every member signed and has agreed with what we have decided at the committee level. This is essential because we want to be judged by what we have done and what we are presenting.

“We were thorough in the manner in which we conducted the exercise. We recorded live the interaction with each of the aspirants. The unedited clip is what we are giving as part of our report. We want to be judged by what we have done and not by what a third party says or by rumour.

“The methodology we used is clear. It was evidence-based. All we did was an interaction.

The Report
“We screened six aspirants. Three were eligible to contest and three were deemed ineligible to participate.

The first candidate was Mr Osaro Obaze. The committee after screening and the verification of the candidate’s documents found him eligible to contest the primary. Based on the committee’s observation above, the candidate is cleared.

“Engr Chris Osa: The name on all the certificates presented by the aspirants are in contradiction with one another. Also, the sworn declaration of age deposed to by one Capt. Stephen on 3rd June 2016 bore two conflicting names of the aspirant.

“Considering the discrepancy in all the certificates presented and also the difference in the names contained in the sworn affidavit of June 2016, and having regards to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Electoral Act, APC Constitution and the party’s guidelines for the nomination of candidates and the reliance on the cases that have been settled by the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, it is the considered view of the committee that this aspirant does not meet the requirements to participate in the primary election of the APC.

“In view of the findings of the committee above, Engr Chris is not cleared.

“Dr Pius Odubu: The observations are that the name Pius Egberanmwen Precious Odubu appeared on different documents. However, an anomaly was noticed in the affidavit deposed to by his father and our recommendation is the Pius Odubu is eligible to participate in the election.

“Mr Godwin Obaseki: Though, His Excellency, Godwin Obaseki in his nomination form claimed to have obtained a Higher School Leaving Certificate from an Institute of Continuing Education, Benin. It was observed however that no educational certificate such as HSC is known in Nigerian educational system. Even then, the same HSC was never presented in the course of the screening exercise. The aspirant admitted that he has never collected it.

“The attestation from the Institute of Continuing Education, Benin from where the alleged HSC which was indicated in the field of attendance as obtained is of no consequence, as it only attests that Obaseki was a student of the Institute. So what we had was like an attendance. It was just attendance, it was not a result.

“Although, the Committee received a petition on his University of Ibadan Bachelor of Arts Classics certificate which he submitted to INEC in 2016 when he first contested as governor, the committee on further probing was presented with an original certificate issued by the University and the original was sighted.

“On the NYSC certificate dated 6th August 1980, the committee observed that he bears the name ‘Obasek’ Godwin. While this may be an error on the part of the issuing authority, we observed however that the aspirant has not taken any step ever to have the anomaly corrected by the issuing authority.

“In our interaction with issues raised, we concluded that HSC was defective. The NYSC certificate and the fact that the aspirant took the party to court, the above aspirant, His Excellency, Godwin Obaseki, therefore, is not eligible to participate in the election.

“During our interaction which was done live, he informed us that he has instituted a suit against the party and the National Chairman. Yesterday (Friday) we received all the documents of those processes and we had to rely on the party constitution because it is stated clearly that remedies should be carried through party processes. We gave an opportunity for them to give us pieces of evidence to show that this was done and nothing happened.

“The last aspirant we screened was Iduoriyekemwen and our recommendation is that because he has also instituted a case before the court and which he admitted and since the Constitution is clear about such actions, it is the view of the committee that he is not eligible to participate in the exercise”, he explained.

Go on appeal
Receiving the report, National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole restated his earlier position that the verdict of the committee was not final, urging those who are aggrieved to file their complaints to the Appeal Committee.

He said; “As I mentioned at the inauguration of this committee, your report is still subject to the Appeal Committee and the appeal committee will give an opportunity to all those who have participated in this exercise to appeal if they have reasons to disagree with the findings of this committee.

“As of yesterday, those aspirants have been advised to take full advantage of the appeal mechanism if they wish and the appeal Committee has been out on notice to be ready to hear any appeal arising from these aspirants”.

APC will be punished
Erstwhile National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has reacted angrily to the disqualification of Gov. Obaseki, saying except the verdict is immediately reversed, the party risks punishment in the state.

Odigie-Oyegun’s position was contained in a statement by his Public Afford Adviser, Ray Morphy titled, “All Options are on the Table”.

According to him, “the disqualification of Obaseki by the APC Screening Panel is a hatchet job aimed at installing a stooge that will allow some people unfettered access to Edo Treasury”.

“While not a surprise, that disqualification is a clear indication that internal democracy has been murdered in APC, a party which we founded on the principles of fair play and good conscience!

“I daresay that APC will suffer dire consequences in Edo state if this disqualification is not speedily reversed.

“As a matter of fact, Oshiomole is indeed the one who is guilty of anti-party, not Obaseki. Oshiomole is the one who is acting unconstitutionally not Obaseki. I hope that Oshiomolewill not go down in history as the undertaker of APC,” he stated.

Let’s close ranks
Reacting to the outcome of the committee’s work, Pastor Ize-Iyamu hailed them for doing a thorough job and urged stakeholders of the party to close ranks to ensure its electoral victory.

The Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation in a statement endorsed by its Director of Communication and Media, Mr John Mayaki said; “I wish to send my deepest gratitude to all the members of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, for joyful cooperation that led to a seamless but thorough screening exercise.

“The progress made today by completing this exercise reveals the true spirit and character of our party premised on a bold insistence on fairness, accountability, and transparency.

“On my own part, having passed the screening tests, I want to state my consistent readiness to take the will of the party as the ultimate, regarding its laws and principles as the supreme guide for the execution of our affairs and assignments.

“I urge all the members of our party whose indefatigable commitment, loyalty, and cooperation has led to the success we experienced in recent times, to remain focused and committed to our general ambition as a party, and in the same vein pursuant of our personal political dreams in light of our progressive philosophy.

“As we prepare for the primaries and the election itself, it is time we bind together and close ranks, remembering that the greatest goal is the progress of Edo State, the moving forward of our great homeland, and the betterment of life for all of its people.”

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by oz4real83(m): 1:28am On Jun 13, 2020
Everything the committee accused Obaseki of, Oshiomole was also guilty of during his first and Second elections but nobody disqualified him. He had issues with his name, he had Adams Aliyu Oshiomole in some credentials and Adams Aliu Oshiomole in others. He also had issues with his academic qualifications, some claimed he was just a certificateless tailor without even a primary school leaving certificate! But he was never disqualified even though his party wasn't the ruling party at the federal level. He was given an opportunity to use the instrumentality of the courts to defend and clear himself. PMB also had same issues. He had "Mohammed" in some cases and "Muhammadu" in others. There were also doubts about his academic qualifications but he was never disqualified based on these. This is what Oshiomole is denying Obaseki now, justice. It is very obvious, he is acting a preplanned agenda. The battle line has been drawn, we can only watch and see and enjoy ourselves with the movies that are about to play out and it won't be funny on the APC if they don't give equal opportunity to all aspirants , I can assure u that.

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by ZAWs: 1:42am On Jun 13, 2020
Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has reacted angrily to the disqualification of Gov. Obaseki, saying except the verdict is immediately reversed, the party risks punishment in the state.

Old man cool it off already.
You and your obsolete cohorts has succeeded in misleading obaseki to this mess.
Now he has not only been disqualified, but also condemned.
Any party that accepts this man would be inviting troubles from an unending court cases.

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by Kwamecron(m): 1:58am On Jun 13, 2020
He’s guilty tho

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by bigiyaro(m): 2:08am On Jun 13, 2020
Nigerian politicians, very fraudulent dudes, so obaseke was not screened before he was elected ( selected) for his first tenure? Now the very man that oshomole called a thief is now the anointed conduit pipe.

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by WATCHOVER(m): 2:14am On Jun 13, 2020
That's life, but I think APC has got it all wrong this time, even Ize-Iyamu is not free from disqualification too.

All the candidates all have issues, as times roll by Ize-Iyamu's own will come out, and that will be the end of APC, because already The committee has also found some errors on Odubu's own, though trying to turn a blind eye to it as a way of compensation for the money he wasted on the previous primary. For me the committee ended up destroying the images of Engr. Chris and Pius Odubu for life.
Let's see how it plays out it will end up in courts, as this will be a field day for Judiciary, and who knows led to the Burial of APC concerning this year's elections.

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by crispus09(m): 2:51am On Jun 13, 2020
the deed as been done no need for explanation,even obaseki himself knew what will end it before .
Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by cjwalter(m): 2:56am On Jun 13, 2020
Winner takes all, that is Nigeria type of politics...my pray is let Edo people will be done on who to be there Governor

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by ThatFairGuy: 4:24am On Jun 13, 2020
POLITICS IS DIRTY.

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by bayotwice(f): 4:38am On Jun 13, 2020
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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by wunmi590(m): 5:08am On Jun 13, 2020
Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by kolafolabi(m): 5:09am On Jun 13, 2020
It was scripted by Oshiomole. It went as planned. Now over to the people of Edo State to decide.

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by AroleOduduwa2: 5:12am On Jun 13, 2020
Their reasons are very hollow, but this is Nigeria, a sitting governor get bullied because he didn’t follow his god father/ party leader directive.

How can Nigeria move forward as a country when the president and governor answers to people who give them directive, people who tell them what to do and what not to do, people who expect half of the allocation and internal generated revenue.

The most idiotic part is the hypocrisy of the people supporting this oligarchy and on the other hand want good governance, make you wonder what they really want.

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by IMASTEX: 5:14am On Jun 13, 2020
They are all looters, and the sole purpose for the fight is for their greed. If everyone can discard this options. And surprise them by voting in a neutral person from an unbelievable party.

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by sseunth(m): 5:17am On Jun 13, 2020
They didn't know this during his first term election?

APC = SCAM

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by badesco(m): 5:18am On Jun 13, 2020
i would not be surprised if other aspirants stepped down for Ize iyamu. Apc may loose edo.

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by Openbusiness: 5:20am On Jun 13, 2020
Kabaka right now... grin

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by nafisu: 5:21am On Jun 13, 2020
when he was made governor didn't they see this flaw till now? lol they don't even care if he is performing or not.

party interest comes first. makes me really wonder what politics in Nigeria is really about, what exactly do they seek for, what common goals do they share. won't be surprised if pdp opens her arms to him.

e b things for this country cry

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by Asabe4(f): 5:21am On Jun 13, 2020
sseunth:
They didn't know this during his first term election?

APC = SCAM
Exactly my thought too.

If he isn't eligible to run for the office according to them, it means he was never eligible in the first place.

Bunch of clowns.

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by jidamsel43(m): 5:24am On Jun 13, 2020
The citizens of Nigeria have to be patient because the leaders have no interest in developing the country but their pockets. Forget political party , all politicians are the same

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by Olabode971(m): 5:25am On Jun 13, 2020
If PDP didn't pick Obaseki to bear their flag in this election, then PDP will sweep Edo. APC is already divided.. A house divided against itself don fall yakata b dat... PDP shud just pick the right candidate to battle down Eze Yamu_Yamu, abi what's name sef?? grin

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by viralinfo: 5:26am On Jun 13, 2020
If obaseki has win primary that would have usher in a new dawn of democracy in in Nigeria politic.as it is now democracy is dead...the fight was not only against osho but over the kabas in the land .they knw if they allow direct primary to succeed then u have given power to d grassroots...as it seem indirect primary must win and be use to keep the country on the hand of the Kaba. A person who don't knw about ur state will determine who to be ur next governor through indirect primary..party constitution should be review
Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by Generalkorex(m): 5:26am On Jun 13, 2020
Too long mehn. It doesn't worth my time.

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by sseunth(m): 5:27am On Jun 13, 2020
Asabe4:
Exactly my thought too.

If he isn't eligible to run for the office according to them, it means he was never eligible in the first place.

Bunch of clowns.
they just want to send him away cus nigga is not bending for oshiomole. The certificate issue is just a good excuse.

Doing affidavit for court no pass 1500

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by viralinfo: 5:27am On Jun 13, 2020
My advice to pdp don't give obaseki governor ticket..they should look for strong candidate along side with obaseki support for their governorship candidate that will give then an edge over apc. But the truth is obaseki still has skeleton on his cupboard is not a saint..the hand truth is pdp will lose in edo state. Edo election is a struggle between nigeria Kaba and democracy..and truth me the Kaba will win if God don't intervene.

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by IMO01: 5:29am On Jun 13, 2020
Asabe4:
Exactly my thought too.

If he isn't eligible to run for the office according to them, it means he was never eligible in the first place.

Bunch of clowns.

Babe you are boobstiful and beautiful kiss

Asabe are you tiv?
Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by potent5(m): 5:34am On Jun 13, 2020
Obaseki, over to you. Let's see your much talked about plan B.

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Re: Edo: Why We Disqualified Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi, Iduoriyekemwen ― APC Panel by PositiveDirect: 5:35am On Jun 13, 2020
Oshiomole is smiling now. Meanwhile, he also has cockroaches all over his cupboard.

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