- The political crises in Edo state chapter of the APC has been described as self-inflicted
- Peter Esele, a chieftain of the party in the state, insisted that differences that led to the crises were personal and selfish rather than ideological or issues-based
- The APC chief advised the people of Edo to be careful so as to avoid taking sides on the issue blindly
A stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, Peter Esele, has decried the political crisis rocking the state chapter of the party, describing it as self-inflicted.
Esele made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Wednesday, July 10.
The APC governorship aspirant in the 2016 poll said that the differences were personal and selfish rather than ideological or issues-based. He advised the people of Edo to be vigilant and learn to ask questions in order to have an informed opinion rather than taking sides blindly.
Esele said: “People should ask if this disagreement in Edo is about healthcare, education or infrastructure for the people. I will be interested in seeing politicians quarrel or disagree on issues that affect the common man and not issues of ego or playing to the gallery.
Going further, he said those who brought in Governor Obaseki had initially claimed that he was the best thing to happen to Edo but the same people are the ones saying he should go.
The former labour leader also called for speedy resolution of the crisis over the inauguration of the state House of Assembly for the progress and development of the state.
He opined that the court remained the best place to resolve the crisis that arose from the inauguration. He advised that every action in a democracy must be based on the rule of law.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, said that he would continue to sustain the legacies of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in the area involving the state’s relationship with the World Bank.
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