- The University of Ibadan has confirmed Governor Godwin Obaseki as a graduate of the institution
- Obaseki's confirmation was contained in a statement by the registrar of the institution, Olubunmi Faluyi
- The registrar said the governor graduated with a second class honours (lower division)
The Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has been confirmed as a graduate of the University of Ibadan (UI) by authorities of the institution.
The registrar of the institution, Olubunmi Faluyi, in a statement on Wednesday, June 10, said Obaseki gained admission to the university in 1976 and graduated in 1979, The Nation reported.
Faluyi citing records, stated that the governor graduated with a second class honours (lower division).
“Records of his admission and graduation are intact in the archives of the university," the statement said.
Meanwhile, 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 reported 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.
In another news report, the re-election bid of Godwin Obaseki was on Tuesday, June 9, hit by a massive wave of setback after the Independent National Electoral Commission approved direct primary for APC in Edo state.
Legit.ng recalls that the adoption of the direct primary by the ruling party recently generated a ripple of disputes following its rejection by Obaseki and his loyalists.
The Edo governor, who is also contesting, believed that the process which allows all card-carrying members of the party to partake in the selection of the flagbearer is a ploy against him by Adams Oshiomhole.
Still on politics, as aspirants continue to outsmart one another ahead of the Edo state 2020 governorship election, Kenneth Imasuagbon has said he is convinced of coasting to victory in September.
Imasuagbon, who is eyeing the Edo government power-seat on the platform of the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made this disclosure on Monday, June 8, during a programme on Channels TV.
He stated that time and power belong to God but he has received a divine confirmation that he will be given the mantle of power in the state come September.
The frontline PDP aspirant also boasted that he has the backing of the people of Edo state to scale through the hurdles of primary and win the election.
1masuagbon also claimed that no aspirants coming on the platform of the opposition party have his credentials and political acceptability.
He, however, said he would "shake and hug" whoever emerges as the flagbearer of the party in the primary and the election.
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