- Governor Obaseki has said he will not appeal his disqualification from the forthcoming APC primary election in Edo state
- The Edo state governor said it would be an effort in futility to appeal the outcome of the process
- Obaseki also urged his supporters to remain calm and await further directives just as he described his disqualification as "unjust"
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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has reportedly said he will not appeal the outcome of the All Progressives Congress screening process, The Cable has reported.
Obaseki who is seeking reelection into office was disqualified at the screening process for the primaries on Friday, June 12.
Legit.ng notes that the embattled governor of Edo state has also released a brief statement via his official Twitter handle.
In the tweet, Obaseki urged his supporters to remain calm and await further directives just as he described his disqualification as "unjust".
"We call on all party members and our teeming supporters to remain calm and await further directives, in the light of the announcement of my unjust disqualification to participate in @OfficialAPCNg primary election in Edo State by the screening committee," he tweeted.
Meanwhile, Channels TV in its report of the development said Obaseki's spokesman, Crusoe Osagie, has released an official statement.
Osagie also restated that Governor Obaseki has said he will not appeal the outcome of the screening exercise.
“We have therefore decided that it would be an effort in futility to appeal whatever the unjust outcome of the evaluation and screening process of the APC will be, especially when Comrade Oshiomhole has declared that he is the Supreme Court and ultimate determiner of the fate and future of our great party," Obaseki said.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Obaseki said he doubted he would get justice from the screening committee set up by the APC to vet its aspirants ahead of the governorship election.
The screening was conducted at the APC national secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday, June 10.
Addressing newsmen after the exercise, Governor Obaseki said he is not sure of getting justice because Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, has refused to recuse himself from the process.
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