- Few days after his disqualification from APC primaries, Obaseki has visited Wike in Rivers
- Sources believe the governor is seeking for an alternative way to contest the governorship election
- However, details of the meeting are still sketchy
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Governor Godwin Obaseki who was recently disqualified from participating in the forthcoming All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in Edo state has today, June 14, visited Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.
Wike who received the embattled governor at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt disclosed this in a tweet sighted by Legit.ng.
Though sources say they have no knowledge of the details of the meeting, they however believe it is connected to the political survival of the governor.
Obaseki had been in disagreement with his former political godfather, Adams Oshiomhole who is also the national chairman of the APC, for some time now and this has technically culminated to his recent disqualification.
Meanwhile, Legi.ng had reported that much to the chagrin of his acclaimed political might and surprise of public onlookers who are following the twist and turn of political power show in Edo, Obaseki's towering ambition was cornered and brought down to drain by "the power by be" in the ruling party.
On Friday, June 12, Obaseki's hope of mounting the stool of power again was dashed as the All Progressive Party (APC) disqualified him from participating in the party's primary scheduled for Monday, June 22.
Obaseki had on Thursday, June 12, expressed fear that he might not get justice from the screening committee. In what later confirmed his panic, his disqualification from the race beckoned -- probably setting a new record in Nigeria's politics.
The chairman of the screening committee, Jonathan Ayuba, hinged his disqualification was on the fact that he was not fit to partake in the party's primary where the party will choose its standard-bearer for the upcoming governorship election in the state.
Among other reason, the screening committee said that Obaseki presented the Higher School Certificate (HSC) which the panel said was defective.
The committee also added that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate Obaseki presented did not have his name written properly.
But before the rift between him and his former political godfather became sour and more disordered, why was he not saved?
Tinubu sided Oshiomhole and left Obaseki to his fate
APC disqualifies Obaseki from Edo guber primaries |- on Legit TV