APC woman leader aspirant Betta Edu, who begged Buhari for forgiveness, allegedly disqualified

#EndSARS promoter Betta Edu

Commissioner of health in Cross River Betta Edu has allegedly been disqualified from contesting the national woman leader position of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by virtue of the controversial Section 84(2) of the new Electoral Act.

According to The Cable, the party’s convention sub-screening committee disqualified Edu on the grounds of the new law which states that “No political appointee at any level shall be a voting delegate or be voted for at the convention or congress of any political party for the purpose of the nomination of candidates for any election.”

The online newspaper quoted a source as saying “She has been disqualified from contesting the national women leader position of the party.”

But a Federal High Court in Umuahia, Abia State had last week ordered the attorney-general of the federation to delete the section from the amended electoral act.

Justice Evelyn Anyadike ruled that it was unconstitutional, invalid, illegal, null, void and cannot stand.

Edu recently admitted some of her posts on Twitter during the #EndSARS protests may have been “impulsive”. In one of her old tweets, she said the Lekki toll gate where #EndSARS protesters were allegedly killed by security forces be “brought down permanently.”

Reacting to calls for her disqualification on that basis, she begged President Muhammadu Buhari to forgive her for her tweets, adding she was sympathetic to the #EndSARS movement because she had also been subjected to a “traumatic experience” at the hands of policemen.