The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole has questioned the educational qualification of Governor Obaseki to contest for Edo Gubernatorial Elections. Oshiomole said, “Someone should approach the UI and end this matter once and for all. If the certificate Obaseki parades is that of the UI, find out – how did he pass senate screening of those days? I’m aware that in those days when this man never dreamt of becoming a governor, every student, no matter your status or your family name, must pass screening.
“How come the UI allowed him then. Did he do a remedial? which was not unlikely. These are questions. Many (who) came in especially in education and linguistics, did remedial for one year and if the result was good, gained direct entry and graduated three years after”.
The University of Ibadan has however come out to clear the certificate controversy in a statement issued by the Court’s Registrar, Mrs. Olubunmi Faluyi. The statement was titled “Godwin Obaseki Graduated from UI”.
The statement reads, “Mr Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State graduated from the University of Ibadan where he studied Classics.
“Mr Obaseki gained admission to the University in 1976 and graduated in 1979 with a Second Class Honours, Lower Division. Records of his Admission and Graduation are intact in the archives of the University. Thank you.”