- Governor Obaseki has reacted to the allegation of forgery leveled against him
- Obaseki's certificates were said to have been fraudulently obtained
- The governor, however, described the allegation as baseless and unfounded
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has reacted to the allegation of the certificate of forgery leveled against him by his supposed political enemies.
Vanguard reports that Obaseki, through his special adviser on media and communication strategy, Crusoe Osagie, described the hullabaloo over his certificates as baseless, unfounded and diversionary.
Legit.ng gathered that he charged those raising eyebrows over the certificates to approach the issuing institutions to verify the authenticity of the particulars.
Osagie, in a statement, said the governor duly earned his certificates from the different educational institutions he attended and anyone raising issues about them is only being mischievous.
“The hullabaloo over the governor’s certificates is a lame and weak effort to cause crisis and stir unnecessary controversy. The governor’s displayed results are duly earned from the institutions he attended."
On issues over how the governor gained admission to the University of Ibadan with his results, Osagie said: “The criteria for admission is the sole preserve of the institution and anyone with issues over the criteria can also approach the institution for clarification.
"It is not the place of a political party to query an institution over the requirement for admitting its students.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that tricky hurdles await Governor Obaseki as the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC), insisted that it would not reverse its decision on the election of Edo state.
It was reported that the primary election of the party in Edo is slated for June 22 and the Oshiomhole-led national working committee had opted for direct mode of primary.
But in a counter move, Obaseki and his loyalists declared that the party would not adopt a direct primary election since the indirect alternative is also allowed by the constitution of the party.
Speaking on Saturday, June 6, APC through its spokesperson Lanre Issa-Onilu, said there is no going back on the decision of the party's national working committee on the state.
Issa-Onilu said that the party is not ready to bend the path as a direct mode of primary will be used for the guber election in the state.
He spoke against the backdrop of the crisis in Edo state which has seen Governor Obaseki and his former boss, Adams Oshiomhole, enmeshed in power feud.
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