Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, northern Nigeria has backed the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki from the Edo APC governorship primary.
Naija News recalls that the All Progressive Congress (APC) screening committee had on Friday, disqualified Obaseki from the June 22 governorship primary election, over alleged “defective certificate”.
On the other hand, Adams Oshiomhole’s backed Osagie Ize-Iyanmu, was cleared. Oshiomhole, who is the National Chairman of the APC been having a running battle Obaseki, whom he supported in 2016.
Addressing journalists on Monday, Governor Ganduje said what matters at the moment is the legal implications of the likely outcome of the exercise.
Governor Ganduje who used Bayelsa as an example said the ruling party won a clean election in the state but lost to the opposition on point of legality at the court.
The Kano State Governor said the outcome is “still fresh on the memory”, adding that the party should not consciously walk into the same tight situation.
“As far as Edo is concerned, we are worried about the legality of our action. We believe the national headquarters of our party is doing all it takes to stay in the right course,” he said.
“We are conscious of legal implications, we don’t want to overlook anything that will turn to be our albatross, the issue of Bayelsa state where we won an election and taken away is still fresh in our memory. “
The Kano State Governor, however, expressed optimism that no matter what happened, the APC would emerge victorious in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo.
Source: Naija News