Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has invited all leaders of All Progressive Congress from the South-South region to a consultative meeting amidst rift of him with the embattled national chairman of the party.
According to the report gathered the consultative meeting was held earlier today. However, the National Vice-Chairman, Southsouth, Prince Hilliard Eta, has directed leaders from the zone not to attend today’s consultative meeting. He said the governor did not carry along party leaders from the zone to convene such a high-level meeting which, according to him, had only one agenda; how to get the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole out of office.
Eta said, “I saw the invitation the governor is sending out to people inviting them for a meeting. But I am calling on all our party leaders to shun the meeting because he has no right to convene such meeting. I am the South-South Vice Chairman of the party and any APC leadership meeting is convened by me.
“I have also communicated to our political leader in the zone, the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and he is not aware of any such meeting.
“So, we are calling on all our leaders not to attend any such meeting because it is ill conceived and ill motivated. At this point in time, we are focusing on how to strengthen our great party under the leadership of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and not to destabilise the party.”
The APC leader said the meeting was illegal because the governor lacked the power to initiate it.