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Edo PDP, APC in war of words over Obaseki’s missing certificates

16 August 2016, 18:23

Benin - City - Another fire of controversy is raging in Edo State over the academic qualifications of Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 10 gubernatorial election in the state, reports Punch.

Obaseki has allegedly sworn an affidavit declaring that his original certificates are missing

The state chairman of the PDP, Dan Orbih, during  a campaign rally on Cooke Road in Benin on Monday, raised concerns over claims by Obaseki that he lost the original copies of his academic credentials.

Orbih, who displayed a document which he said was a copy of the affidavit sworn to at an Abuja High Court, stated that Obaseki had claimed that he lost the original copies of his primary, secondary, university and National Youths Service Corps’ discharged certificates at a date that was not given.

Orbih according to Today declared that the claims by Obaseki in the affidavit were suspicious calling on Obaseki to come clean on the matter instead of playing on the intelligence of Edo people.

“We don’t want to have a careless governor who will misplace vital state document and give flimsy excuses. Edo state deserves a better person. Who knows the next thing he will claim to have lost? Edo people deserve a better explanation and a more serious minded person.

Also read: PDP accuses Oshiomhole, APC of planning to rig Edo guber election

But in a swift reaction to the allegations, the Deputy Director in charge of communication, media and publicity of the Godwin Obaseki Campaign Organisation, Greg Ogiogwa, said the affidavit was self explanatory and that the PDP was only trying to make something out of nothing.

He stated the allegation is an old trick used by the PDP that has always failed them.

"They did it to Adams Oshiomhole. They did it to Muhammadu Buhari and now it is the turn of Obaseki.”.

- News 24


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