National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has justified the disqualification of incumbent Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from party primaries, noting that he failed the party’s screening prescribed by the APC constitution.
Mr Oshiomole made his comment while speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Democracy Day special program, monitored by Checkout Magazine.
Gov. Obaseki was disqualified by an APC screening committee from participating in the party’s primary election for the forthcoming governorship poll in Edo.
Mr. Obaseki has since rejected the screening committee’s decision.
Commenting on the development on Friday, Oshiomhole said the decision was subject to appeal.
“I can’t comment on it now,” Oshiomhole said. “We are just following our party constitution. We have a screening committee, they turned out a report. And the report is subject to the appeal committee for anyone who chooses to appeal against the findings of the screening committee.
“The purpose of the screening is to take nothing for granted. And until they go through the appeal process, I as the National Chairman cannot comment on it.”
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