The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says the disqualification of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from the party primaries is justified by the APC constitution.
Naija News reports that the APC National Chairman made this comment while speaking with journalists on Friday, a few hours after Obaseki was disqualified by APC screening committee from participating in the party’s primary election for the forthcoming Edo 2020 election slated for September.
Although Obaseki has since rejected the screening committee’s decision, he, however, said he would not appeal the decision.
Reacting to the disqualification, Oshiomhole said the decision was subject to appeal.
His words: “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,” he said.