- UI has been accused of not answering the real question over Obaseki's certificate
- According to Oshioke, the main question bothers on discrepancies in the certificates submitted by the governor
- Oshioke also added that Obaseki's O/Level's certificate does not qualify him to be admitted in UI
Victor Oshioke, a chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC) has insisted that the University of Ibadan did not answer the questions raised by those querying the academic credentials of Obaseki.
According to him, nobody is disputing Obaseki's claim that he graduated from the school. He said the only problem is about the credentials he said he obtained from the institution.
According to him, based on the governor's O/Level certificate, he (Obaseki) does not qualify to be admitted into the university.
He also claimed that the documents the former governor attached to his expression of interest form in 2016 are different from those he attached to his 2020 form. It has also been argued that his UI degree certificate is different from the certificates of other UI alumni who graduated at the same time as the governor.
Going further, he urged the party not to forget that the Bayelsa catastrophe that all Edo APC members are trying to avoid was essentially about discrepancies in the names ascribed to the deputy governorship candidate at different times.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that in the last few months, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has been in a running battle with his supposed godfather and national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.
The battle got to its crescendo when a faction of APC loyal to Obaseki in Edo suspended Oshiomhole at ward level and later got a court injunction which barred the former governor of Edo from parading himself as the national chairman of the party.
The court's pronouncement hit the camp of Oshiomhole while Obaseki's camp thought that it has broken the camel's back.
Some APC governors and some members of the National Working Committee of APC who were tired of Oshiomhole's leadership style, aligned with Obaseki and called for Oshiomhole's resignation to avoid being butted out of office.
Oshiomhole later threw in the towel and stepped aside to allow an independent investigation over the allegation leveled against him. At that period, Obaseki thought he had won the battle and that getting the party's ticket to seek re-election in office would be an easy ride.
But the joy was shortlived when another high court set aside the ruling which stopped Oshiomhole from parading himself as the national chairman of the APC and declared the ex-Labour leader the authentic chairman of the party.
The judgement, however, sent a jitter into the camp of Obaseki and both camps went back to the drawing board and deployed their political arsenal ahead of the herculean task before them.
This time, Oshiomhole won and recorded a huge political score against his ex-godson.
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