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Godwin Obaseki Biography
Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, a politician and businessman from Nigeria who was born on July 1, 1957, is the governor of the state of Edo at the moment.
He was first elected governor in 2016 on the All Progressive Congress (APC) platform, defeating Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the PDP. On November 12, 2016, he took office.
Prior to taking office, he presided over the Edo State Economic and Strategy Team, which former Governor Adams Oshiomole established in March 2009.
Godwin Obaseki is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of StockBrokers of Nigeria and possesses postgraduate degrees in both finance and international business.
Afrinvest was one of the private companies where Godwin Obaseki served on the executive board.
Early Life and Education
Godwin Obaseki, the third child of the late Pa Roland Obaseki and Gbinigie of Owina Street, Ogbelaka Quarters, Benin City, was born there. Edo State, Nigeria.
He received his elementary education at St. Matthew’s Primary School before moving on to Eghosa Grammar School in Benin City for his secondary education.
After that, Godwin Obaseki continued on to the University of Ibadan, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics.
He performed his required one-year National Youth Service in Jos, Plateau State.
Later, he traveled from Nigeria to the US to study at Pace University and Columbia University in New York, where he earned an MBA in Finance and International Business.
Godwin Obaseki is the founding secretary of an Africa Chamber with a US presence (1992).
Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki Career
On 29 September 2016, Obaseki was elected as the Governor of Edo State under the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
During the 2020 Edo Gubernatorial Election, Obaseki sought for re-election under the APC but was controversially disqualified by the party’s Primary Election Screening Committee from contesting the primary elections, citing missing letters on the governor’s National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate and what other observers described as spurious excuses surrounding the governor’s university admission.
The governor had had a running battle with his predecessor, Comrade Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the APC, who headed the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) at the time, which constituted the screening committee.
Political analysts argue that the former governor acted out a script, with the ultimate aim of denying the governor a second-term ticket under the APC.
Comrade Oshiomhole was eventually sacked as National Chairman of the APC.
The governor was in possession of his West African Examination Council High School Certificate, which the committee said was absent from the governor’s credentials, while the NYSC reissued a corrected version of the governor’s NYSC discharge certificate, while apologizing for being responsible for the initial error.
The Federal High Court in Abuja eventually struck out a certificate forgery case instituted against the governor by the All Progressives Congress (APC), his former political party.
He said the ruling was a victory for truth, and a victory for the rule of law. He said the case against him was a most needless attempt by desperate individuals trying to undo the will of the people through the backdoor.
On 16 June 2020, Obaseki resigned his membership from the All Progressives Congress.
On 19 June 2020, Obaseki decamped to the People’s Democratic Party and declared his intentions to seek re-election on the platform. PDP described him as a big catch.
On 20 September 2020, The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Obaseki the winner of the Edo State gubernatorial election, He won against his major opponent from the All Progressives Congress Osagie Ize Iyamu with a total number of 307,955 votes.
The wife of Godwin Obaseki is the financial advisor Betsy Bene Obaseki.
She graduated with a Bachelor and Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Lagos, and she completed the executive management program at the Kellogg School of Business in the United States. He enjoys playing golf a lot.
Godwin Obaseki Net Worth
He is a Nigerian politician and businessman who is currently the Governor of Edo State. His net worth is not available.