The Governor of Edo State HE Godwin Obaseki has had his hopes dashed as the screening committee set up by the All Progressive Party APC recommended his exclusion from the race to Osadebey Avenue come September, 2020.
The screening was set up to correct any possible colossal loss arising from fielding a wrong candidate, a lesson from this year electoral loss of the Party APC in Bayelsa.
Recall that the Governor has lamented during press briefing shortly after screening that he is not expecting justice from the panel. A comment that generated reactions from the public including the Former Minority Whip, Federal House of Representative Rt Hon Samson Osagie.
Also disqualified is Hon Matthew Iduoriyenkew on the ground of taking the Party to Court against the Party’s Constitution. Also in the list of disqualified candidates is Engr Chris Ogiemwonyi.
While those cleared to contest are Dr Pius Odubu, Pst Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Hon Osaro Obazee.
Will the Governor decamp to another party, this is yet to be determine as the election approaches.