-The presidency has spoken about President Buhari’s stance on the political travails of Governor Godwin Obaseki
- A presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said Buhari tried several times to settle the disagreement between Obaseki and Oshiomhole
- Adesina stated that the president refrained from issuing orders either to Obaseki or Oshiomhole as a way of resolving the crisis
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The presidency has spoken about President Muhammadu Buhari’s stance on the political travails of Godwin Obaseki which culminated in the Edo governor being disqualified from the APC primary and his eventual resignation from the party.
A presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday, June 16, said Buhari tried several times to settle the disagreement between Obaseki and Oshiomhole.
Adesina said after many unsuccessful attempts, the president decided to allow the process to run its course, Premium Times reports.
Speaking in a video interview with a UK-based Nigerian citizen, Ata Ikiddeh, the presidential spokesperson said Buhari for over a year held meetings with parties in the Edo APC crisis separately.
Adesina said the president refrained from issuing orders either to Obaseki or Oshiomhole as a way of resolving the crisis.
In another report, following success at the Edo governorship screening committee, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has commended the committee for what he described as a thorough job.
He disclosed this in a statement by his John Mayaki, his campaign organisation, director of communication and media, The Nation reported.
Going further, he said the exercise shows the character of the APC which is built on fairness, accountability, and transparency.
Still on politics, 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.
APC disqualifies Obaseki from Edo guber primaries | Legit TV