Oshiomhole Replies Obaseki Over Edo APC
The camp of the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has responded to claims by the Governor Godwin Obaseki camp that Oshiomhole is no longer a part of the APC.
The Edo Progressive Movement (EPM), a faction loyal to Oshiomhole, said Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, is suffering from diarrhoea of the mouth.
The EPM statement is in response to a statement credited to Obaseki that President Muhammadu Buhari had asked him to “deal with” the National Chairman of the APC over alleged anti-party activities.
Naija News recalls Obaseki while speaking at a rally of the APC members from the Owan East and West Local Government Areas in Sabogida-Ora earlier on Thursday was said to have claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the state APC to deal with the Edo Progressive Movement and Oshiomhole for anti-party activities.
However, as the battle for the APC gets messier between Governor Obaseki and Oshiomhole, the secretary of the Oshiomhole faction, Lawrence Okah, called on the Edo people to ignore Obaseki, adding that the governor’s reasoning is clouded by his second term ambition.
“We don’t really blame his ignorance because it has developed to diarrhoea of the mouth after our national chairman made him governor on a silver platter; a man that had never voted before in Edo State until last year. A man that lost his unit, ward, local government and senatorial district in the presidential election has now turned a superstar due to the fact that he controls the resources of the state. Does he even know what campaigns are? The whole world was even asking us whether he was deaf and dumb when Oshiomhole was marketing him in 2016 because he could not even speak for himself. So, it is funny when he says he now owns the Edo APC,” Okah stated.
“We dare him to go and get his own INEC to conduct elections into the state House of Assembly for the 14 members. He will soon realise that the people of Edo State regretted the day they gave him their mandate.
They also accused the governor of planning to dump the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“The fact remains that Obaseki is now going round the state recruiting people that he will move with him to the PDP. Just two days ago, he held a meeting with top PDP leaders in Edo State with a view to perfecting plans for his defection. But we will tell him that none of our members will join him to enter the PDP. Even his deputy, Philip Shaibu, will not follow him to the PDP.”
Source: Naija News