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How PDP Provided Documents That Got Obaseki Disqualified – Oshiomhole



Forget What I Said About Ize-Iyamu, Some People Want Me Dead - Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has revealed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Provided the document that got Governor Godwin Obaseki disqualified by his party.

Naija News recalls that the APC had disqualified Obaseki from contesting its governorship primaries, citing discrepancies in his certificate.

This led to the Edo State governor dumping the party for the PDP where he got a ticket to contest in the September gubernatorial election.

Speaking at his residence in Benin City while addressing supporters who followed him from Aduwawa on Auchi Road in the state capital, Adams Oshiomhole said the APC screening committee relied on the documents to disqualify Obaseki from the party’s primary in 2020.

He said the PDP’s suit in 2016 against Obaseki, then of APC, was struck out because it was filed out of time, adding that his party had learnt from the mistake in Bayelsa State.

“In 2016, PDP took Obaseki to the court that he forged certificates. Now, you remember one governor (PDP’s Nyesom Wike of Rivers State) that said there are tax collectors when something moved, they collected the taxes and the certificates became okay,” Oshiomhole said.

“But let me tell you, members of APC’s screening committee knew that the man who forged documents, even if you vote for him, you know what happened to us in Bayelsa State.

‘’So, I need to assure you that the decision of the screening committee members to disqualify the sitting governor (of Edo State) was based on the evidence provided by PDP leaders in 2016, which they found to be correct and you do not repeat the same mistake twice.

The only task we have is to go to every unit, every community, every ward, every local government area and remind them of where we stopped and ask them since we left, what new thing has been brought?

“If I failed Godwin Obaseki’s examination, by the grace of God on Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, I will score A1.

“It is not unusual to misread people but it will be unusual after misreading them, you continue on that dangerous part.

“We have a duty to correct it. I assure you that there are no personal issues whatsoever.

“I hear some people say Oshiomhole has lost his seat as the National Chairman of APC and I asked ‘is it my father’s job?’”

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