Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has issued a new certificate to Governor Godwin Obaseki of the state following an official request by him.
The governor partook in the scheme in 1980 but an error on the certificate issued to him with an alphabet missing in his surname which read Obasek instead of Obaseki led to the All Progressives Congress (APC) panel which screened aspirants for the Edo 2020 primary to disqualify him citing this error as one of the reasons for disqualifying the governor from the race.
Following his disqualification, he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he secured the ticket after other aspirants running against him stepped down.
Kenneth Imasuagbon, one of those who stepped aside for the governor was said to have been inspired by Obaseki’s performance as the leader of Edo State.
According to him, he has been a “victim of godfatherism” and will help the Edo leader fight anyone who wants to “enslave” the people of the state.