Edo poll: Obaseki expresses fear over re-election bid under APC

Governor Godwin of Edo says his re-election bid under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) is narrowed because of the interest of the ’s National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, in the state.

expressed his fears at a news conference shortly after he was screened by the seven- screening headed by Prof. Jonathan Ayuba at the ’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

The governor alleged that some of the questions asked by the showed that Oshiomhole had not distanced himself from the process of conducting governorship primaries in the state.

“Like I said, as a man I have gone the screening process but I do not believe that I get justice because Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is an interested party in the Edo process.

“One of the questions that was asked was that why did I issue a gazette that prevent the party from performing direct elections in Edo.

“That did I not see it as an anti-party activity? I just felt that if we put politics above the the lives of the people of Edo State, then we may be missing the point,” he said.

recalled that when he came to the party’s National Secretariat to submit his nomination form, he told a news conference that Oshiomhole should distance himself from the process.

“The last time I came here, I asked that Oshiomhole should recluse himself from the process in the interest of peace and justice.

“But as a party man, I have had to go the screening like everybody else.

“Since he is the judge and the jury in this matter, I just wait for the outcome of the screening.

“I have given them all the information they ; the controversial certificate from the has been tendered,” he said. (NAN)