The All Progressive Congress (APC) is set to disqualify governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the party’s primary where its candidate for the governorship election in Edo State is expected to emerge.
The plot to oust the governor is expected to begin on Wednesday when the party screens the six aspirants who bought its expression of interest and nomination forms.
According to Daily Trust Newspapers, the screening which will last till Thursday, has already factionalised the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party.
The national daily quoting a source from the NWC said the faction of the highest decision making organ of the party who wants the governor out will be leveraging on discrepancies found in the credentials of the governor.
“Except for divine intervention, Obaseki will not scale through the screening. This is because even we that have little sympathy for him, may not be able to help. The discrepancies are too glaring to be swept under the carpet,” the source said refusing to name the errors, directing the news medium to “go and check on Monday at our secretariat, look at it, you may see some.”
Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the APC who heads the NWC is hell bent on ensuring that the governor who succeeded him in office does not return for a second term over political differences between him and Obaseki.