Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has been disqualified from the forthcoming governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the party's screening committee.
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Among other reasons, the Edo governor was disqualified for allegedly presenting a Higher School Certificate which was not in existence.
Obaseki has also reacted swiftly, saying he will not appeal the decision of the screening committee.
The development has, however, got Nigerians talking on social media. Legit.ng collects some of the reactions below:
Kelvin Odanz said: "When Obaseki was in good terms with Oshiomhole, his academic documents were correct. APC cleared him and he won the Governorship.
Now that Obaseki fell out with Oshiomhole, the same documents he submitted 4 years ago suddenly became "fake/defective."
Ayekooto, tweeting at @DeeOneAyekooto, said: "The reason why Obaseki is disqualified by APC makes him a deadly risk for any party to put forward!"
Fisayo Soyombo said: "Such an irony that it was on Democracy Day of all days that Godwin Obaseki's controversial disqualification from the gov primary was announced by the APC.
"To be sure, I couldn't care less about Obaseki or Oshiomhole. When politicians fight like this, it is NEVER about the people."
Radio Friend, tweeting @ogunmilorokenny, said: "Like Ambode Like Obaseki
"They both failed to understand the first law out of the 48 laws of powers
“NEVER OUTSHINE YOUR MASTER”
"Always make those above u feel comfortably superior.
"Make ur master appear brilliant than they are and u will attain d heights of power.
Akinola Akinyo-Ojo said: "Godwin Obaseki who was cleared by APC has now been disqualified by the same party on grounds that his HSC and NYSC certificates are defective. Same credentials he submitted 4 years ago and was cleared and considered fit to run Smiling face with open mouth and cold sweat
"Who has popcorn please? Season film about to start"
Alagba Gaabu commented: "U said u re not using indirect primaries, this guy was even ready for u all despite all the tactics, u couldnt even allow him participate in his party primaries. Who is afraid of Obaseki?"
Omo'ba Adeleye said: "They will come in through a godfather, win election and turnaround to say; Godfatherism in politics is bad. You can't eat your cake and have it."
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