- Factional chairman of APC in Edo state, Anselm Ojezua, has revealed why Oshiomhole was suspended
- Ojezua said the party followed the directive by President Buhari on the appointment and suspension of members of NWC of the party
- The factional chairman added that Oshiomhole was suspended because he was not relevant in his ward
A factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, Anselm Ojezua, has said that the suspension of the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, was based on President Muhammadu Buhari’s admonition.
Vanguard reports that he claimed that the president said that any member who is not relevant in his ward, local government area and state should not be allowed to hold office at the national level.
Legit.ng gathered that Ojezua who stated this on Monday, December 17, while addressing a world press conference at the party secretariat in Benin, traced the genesis of the crisis rocking the party to the conduct of primaries ahead of the last general elections, where Oshiomhole unilaterally and arbitrarily cancelled the primaries conducted by the leadership of the party in the state.
He stated that had the Edo APC not complied with the directive to conduct fresh primaries, the state would have been exposed to what befell Zamfara and other states.
He further alleged that events had shown that there had been a grand plan to falsely create the impression of a crisis of leadership within the party in the state.
Ojezua said the plans were hatched and executed under the directive of Oshiomhole and executed through his acclaimed ‘infantry division’.
He said the Edo APC had concluded that Oshiomhole lacked the capacity, temperament and moral authority to lead the APC as national chairman.
Ojezua insisted that any action taken by Oshiomhole in the capacity of national chairman, including documents signed and meetings presided over by him might be futile as his membership was already compromised.
“In any case, having been placed on suspension as member of the party, he has lost the legitimacy to act in any capacity in the party," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Oshiomhole said he did not teach the governor of Edo, Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, about election defeat.
It was reported that Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo state also said he did not teach the duo the violence that is currently rocking the state over a political rift between him and them.
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