The National arm of the All Progressives Congress on Monday displayed the academic credentials of the six governorship aspirants in the forthcoming Edo State governorship primary.
The six contestants are Governor Godwin Obaseki, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Dr Pius Odubu, Chris Ogiemwonyi, Osaro Obazee and Matthew Aigbuhuenze Iduoriyekemwen.
The documents released by the party revealed that the Edo State Governor attended Saint Mathews Anglican Primary School from 1963 to 1968 for his primary school education.
Obaseki then proceeded to Eghosa Anglican Grammar School, Benin, Benin City, where he obtained three credits and three passes in his West African School Certificate Examination.
He obtained credits in Religious Knowledge, Geography, and History, he had passed in English Literature, English Language and Chemistry.
Governor Obaseki from 1976-1979 obtained an “A” level from the Institute of Continuing Education, Benin City.
An attestation letter titled “To whom it may concern” from the Institute dated 25 September 1975, in respect of Godwin Obaseki, lCE/ADM 74/75 No. 04002, said the candidate sat for the following subjects: History, English, Literature, and Economics.”
The documents showed that Obaseki gained admission into the University of Ibadan, 1976-1979, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classical Studies. Obaseki also attended Pace University, New York from 1992-1994.
The former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ize-Iyamu, passed the WAEC examinations with Division 1.
He had credits in English Language, English Literature, History, and Economics. He had distinctions in Mathematics and Biology and a pass in Agric.
There were reports making rounds that the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, has thrown his weight behind the former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ize-Iyamu due to his disagreement with the state governor.
Further report reports revealed that the former governor of the state has adopted the direct mode of primary, while the Obaseki faction of the party adopted the indirect mode of the primary.
Obaseki, while stating his reason for adopting the indirect mode of primary noted that he is in charge of the security of lives and properties in the state and wouldn’t want to expose people to Coronavirus due to party’s primaries.
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