- The political future of Obaseki remains uncertain after the APC appeals committee upheld his disqualification from the Edo primary
- The appeals committee announced the decision in a statement on Saturday, June 13
- In the statement, the committee raised issues with the NYSC certificate presented by Governor Obaseki
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The disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the APC governorship primary in Edo state has been upheld by the appeals committee of the party.
In a press briefing on Saturday, June 13, the appeals committee said it backed the decision of the APC screening committee to disqualify Obaseki.
According to the committee, the NYSC certificate presented by Governor Obaseki could not be verified.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the party also confirmed the disqualification of the governor.
The party's national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, said in addition to presenting faulty certificates, Obaseki abused his powers as governor of Edo state.
Meanwhile, 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, saying “God told me that.”
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.
Speaking further, Imasuagbon 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.
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“I will be governor. God has told me that. No man born of woman will stop me. I can tell you I’m unstoppable. I have God and I have Edo people backing me,” Imasuagbon said.
Imasuagbon 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.
APC disqualifies Obaseki from Edo guber primaries | Legit TV