Agitation in Edo state: APC, PDP in war-of-words, as Obaseki finds missing certificate

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– There has been a war-of-words in Edo state over a missing certificate belonging to Godwin Obaseki

– The APC governorship candidate says he has found the missing certificate

– Obaseki who had earlier sworn an affidavit says his certificate got missing while moving his office

Godwin Obaseki has said that his missing certificate which has caused so much uproar in Edo state, has been found.

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The APC governorship candidate, Godwin Obaseki said his academic credentials were misplaced while he was moving office.

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, on Wednesday, August 17 said that he has found the original copies of his academic credentials, which had earlier been declared missing in a sworn affidavit.

Obaseki had, in the said affidavit submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the September 10 election, reportedly stated that his academic documents got missing while he was moving his office from one place to another.

The development had on Monday, August 15, attracted criticisms from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which described his reasons for not being in possession of the certificates as “flimsy” and “unconvincing.”

However, Obaseki, who spoke during an interactive session organised by civil societies for governorship candidates in Benin, noted that though he had no reason to search for the documents, he had to provide the photocopies and swear to an affidavit for the election.

He explained, “I have found them. The truth is that I have not had any reason to look for them in the last 25 years. I know that I kept them somewhere in a safe box and I had photocopies.

“When I needed them for the exercise, I could not find them. So, I swore to an affidavit that I cannot find the originals.”

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He said that the photocopies of the documents were certified by the issuing institutions.

“I took the photocopies to the institutions that issued them and they certified the photocopies.

“So when the whole controversy started raging, my cousin called me from New York and said, ‘But your originals are here. I said, ‘Please, send them to me now,” Obaseki added.

The APC candidate also reiterated that his administration would provide security and manpower necessary to attract investors.

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