Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has said that he would be making his next political move after consulting with his supporters and President Muhammadu Buhari.
Obaseki disclosed this on his Twitter handle on Sunday.
He tweeted, “I appreciate the sustained show of solidarity, support, and goodwill from Edo people and Nigerians in the face of injustice by the @OfficialAPCNg screening committee. I will be making my next move known after I complete consultations with my supporters and meet with @MBuhari.”
The Appeal Committee set up by the of the All Progressives Congress to address grievances emanating from the party’s screening exercise in the state have also upheld the disqualification of the governor from participating in the governorship primary in Edo.
The appeal committee presented its report to the National Working Committee headed by Adams Oshiomhole on Saturday.
Led by Dr Abubakar Fari, the committee cited discrepancies in the dates on the governor’s degree certificate he obtained from University of Ibadan.
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 National Youth Service Corps certificate, there is no indication as to where he served. We find that he should be disqualified.”
Recall that the screening committee of the party, headed by Prof Jonathan Ayuba, had on Friday disqualified the governor and two others from participating in the party’s forthcoming June 22, 202 primaries of the party.
The other two aspirants who were disqualified are Chris Ogiemwonyi and Mathew Iduoriyekenwen, with the decision of the screening committee later upheld by the Adams Oshiomhole headed National Working Committee of the party.
Iduoriyekenwen was later expelled from the party, according to the National Working Committee of the party on Saturday.