Rainbow Push Coalition (RPC), in a petition to the APC Screening Committee, said Obaseki registered as a voter twice in contravention of the Electoral Law.
The group, in the petition signed by its Director of Field Work, Solomon Ogbegie, said its ‘research showed that the governor “was involved in double registration as a voter.”
It said: “Specifically, we found the following:
“On 12th July, 2016, Godwin Obaseki presented a temporary voter card to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which he claimed to have obtained from Edo State while living at No. 11 Oghosa Street, Benin City in 2011.
“On November, 2015, the same Governor Obaseki wrote to INEC, asking for a transfer of his Voting Centre from Ikoyi, Lagos to Oredo Ward 4, Unit 19 to enable him vote there henceforth.”
“If Governor Obaseki was registered in Benin in 2011, how did he get registered in Ikoyi at the same time?
“Assuming Governor Obaseki was registered in Benin in 2011, what happened to that registration and why was it necessary to transfer his Voting Centre to Benin when he was already a registered voter in Benin City?
“From the above, it is clear that Governor Obaseki engaged in double registration contrary to Section 16(12) and 13 of the Electoral Act.”
Obaseki had in a 10th November 2015 letter to the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Edo State sought the transfer of his voting centre from Ikoyi in Lagos to Oredo Ward 4 in Benin.
The letter said: “I wish to apply for the transfer of my registration centre from its current location in Ikoyi, Lagos State to Edo State, which is my home state so as to enable me vote there henceforth.
‘I will like my new voting centre to now be in Oredo Ward 4, Unit 019. Please, find attached a copy of my Permanent Voters Card. I look forward to your prompt approval of my request.”