Obaseki reacts to his disqualification from Edo APC primary


Godwin Obaseki, the state governor of Edo State, has reacted to his disqualification from participating in the direct primary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state.

The screening panel of the ruling party edged out Mr Obaseki alongside two others.

But reacting to the development, the governor described his ousting as unjust while calling on his supporters to remain calm.

We call on all party members and our teeming supporters to remain calm and await further directives, in the light of the announcement of my unjust disqualification to participate in @OfficialAPCNg primary election in Edo State by the screening committee,” Obaseki said in a tweet Friday afternoon refusing to disclose his next line of action.

While the trio were disqualified, Osagie Ize-iyamu, who enjoys the support of Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the APC, alongside two others were cleared to slug it out in the direct primary slated for June 22.

Mr Oshiomhole, a former governor of the state, has been working tirelessly to ensure the governor, whom he is at war with politically, does not secure another term in office.