Just some weeks to the Edo State governorship election, the candidate of the All Progressives Congressm, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, is in serious trouble and if not properly managed, it may jeopardise his chances at the election. Sources disclosed that Obaseki went to an Abuja High Court to swear an affidavit that original copies of his primary, secondary, university and National Youths Service Corps’ discharged certificates are missing.
Now, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in Edo State, Chief Dan Orbih is calling for proper scrutiny of Obaseki’s educational credentials…“The reasons Obaseki advanced are so flimsy and unconvincing. There are many questions begging for answers. The affidavit does not contain the locations of where he was moving from and to or the state where he lost the certificates. Did he report to the police when he lost the certificates? If it was reported at the time they got missing, we want him to tell us.”
“One will expect that he must have reported the matter to the police. If he did, why did he not attach a copy of the police extract? We also do not understand the choice of an Abuja High Court. Did he do that so that Edo people will not know that he claimed he lost his certificates? Is it not unusual that someone will keep his certificates in the office? We don’t want to have a careless governor who will misplace vital state documents and give flimsy excuses. Edo State deserves a better person.”