By Emmanuel Adigwe
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has expressed his fears concerning his re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
The governor, who expressed his fears at a news conference, alleged that the screening process was not free and fair as the National Chairman is still holding the ropes as regards conducting primaries in the state.
He said: “Like I said, as a party man I have gone through the screening process, but I do not believe that I will get justice because Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is an interested party in the Edo process.
“One of the questions that was asked was that why did I issue a gazette that will prevent the party from performing direct elections in Edo.
“That did I not see it as an anti-party activity?
“I just felt that if we put politics above the the lives of the people of Edo State, then we may be missing the point.”
The governor further stated that when he came to the party’s National Secretariat to submit his nomination form, he told a news conference that Oshiomhole should distance himself from the process.
He said: “The last time I came here, I asked that Oshiomhole should recluse himself from the process in the interest of peace and justice.
“But as a party man, I have had to go through the screening like everybody else.
“Since he is the judge and the jury in this matter, I will just wait for the outcome of the screening.
“I have given them all the information they need.
“The controversial certificate from the University of Ibadan has been tendered.”