After the screening process of the All Progressives Congress governorship aspirants for Edo State on Thursday 11th June, the Screening Committee Members presented their report to the APC National Working Committee led by the party chairman Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole.
According to the screening committee chairman Prof. Jonathan Ayuba “This is best part of democracy with the issue of trust in the electoral process”. He said “Our report is conclusive and every member have signed as agreed in the committee level. We recorded live the interactions of each candidates to avoid rumors without evidence”. He displayed a copy of the flash drive where the video is saved.
In his statement he said it was a sessions of almost counseling, “We are not investigating anyone but screening, our report should be based on evidence and not assumptions”.
The report states that only three (3) aspirants are eligible to fly the party’s flag at the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo State. They are: Hon. Osaro Obazee, Rt. Hon. Dr. Pius Odubu and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
H.E Godwin Obaseki was disqualified due to name error on his National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) certificate and that he only presents the attendance for his Higher School Living Certificate.
Another aspirant is Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi who was disqualified due to inconsistency of his name on his credentials.
The APC chairman Adams Oshiomhole express his appreciation to the screening committee. However, he said the outcome of the screening committee is still subject to the appeal committee.