The screening panel of the All Progressives Congress for the Edo state election announced the disqualification of the governor over discrepancies in the certificates he submitted for screening.
Obaseki who was disqualified alongside two other candidates has said that he would not appeal the outcome of the screening panel.
Reacting to the pronouncement, Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, described the event as “an open show of shame, illegality and travesty of justice, which Oshiomhole has reduced the APC into.”
Crusoe stated in a release that “We have watched the mockery of the democratic process, which Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is administering and superintending over in our great party the All Progressives Congress (APC). It has been an unfortunate, disheartening and dreadful spectacle.
We had initially asserted that going by the open display and enthronement of illegality by one man in the party that comprises several organs and eminent personalities, there is no way that Governor Godwin Obaseki would get a fair assessment in the run-up to the nomination of candidates to fly the flag of the party in the forthcoming Edo gubernatorial election.
“It is unfortunate that this open show of shame, illegality and travesty of justice is the brand of democracy which Comrade Oshiomhole has reduced the APC into. The situation is quite saddening because this is a party supposedly reputed for change, equity and social justice.
“We call on all party members and the teeming supporters of Governor Obaseki to remain calm and await further directives.”
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