- As the APC primaries to pick its governorship candidate fast approaches, Governor Obaseki took time to out to go on a 'Thank You Tour’ to principal officers and ward leaders in Oredo LGA
- During the tour, the governor responded to allegations of certificate forgery, saying it was not possible to forge the certificate of a foremost citadel of learning like the University of Ibadan
- The governor who has the ambition of returning for a second tenure said he was just going round to say thank you to his people for supporting him so far
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has denied allegations that he forged a certificate of the University of Ibadan.
According to him, he was not in any way like people who burn buildings to cover up their certificate scandals.
The governor added that forging a certificate issued by the University of Ibadan, a foremost citadel of learning, was next to impossible, This Day reports.
Recall that three chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) dragged Obaseki to court alleging that the Bachelor of Arts (B.A) certificate in Classical Studies obtained by him from the University of Ibadan was forged.
His words: “They say I forged my certificate. How can you forge the certificate of the University of Ibadan? I am not like those that burn buildings to cover up their certificate issues.”
He advised the people to be wary of the antics of those spreading rumours ahead of the Edo governorship election scheduled for September this year.
The governor, during a ‘Thank You Tour’ to principal officers and ward leaders in Oredo local government area of the state, stated that the coming election in Edo would reshape the nation’s democracy.
During the visit, Obaseki was promised loyalty and continuous support by APC leaders in Oredo, comprising Hon. Austin Eweka of ward one; Martins Osakue of ward two; Charles Atiemwen of ward three; Oteghe Adams of ward four; Taiye Omoregie of ward six as well as other leaders and principal officers of the party in the local council.
Obaseki has been in a running battle with his supposed godfather and national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole.
With less than three months into the governorship election, the rancour in the Edo APC chapter seems to be growing in wings more than imagined.
The manifestation of the brewing crisis was clearly shown after Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who is one of the APC governorship aspirants, said those who brought the incumbent governor, Obaseki, have the right to look into an alternative way.
Ize-Iyamu, who lost to Obaseki in the 2016 guber election in Edo, also berated the governor for saying power belongs to God after insisting that his second term is non-negotiable.
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