- Crisis rocking Edo APC may continue unless something urgent is done to tame it
- The party had constituted 10-man committee to reconcile aggrieved members of the party in some states across the country
- But Governor Obaseki and his deputy, Shaibu, have rejected the committee
The crisis rocking Edo state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) took another twist on Thursday, December 19, as Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, rejected the Senate president Ahmed Lawan-led reconciliation committee set up by the national leadership of the party.
Vanguard reports that the Obaseki/Shaibu Movement (OSM), a support group for the re-election of the governor and his deputy, rejected the composition of the committee.
Legit.ng gathered that convener of the group, Damian Lawani, in a statement protested the constitution of the committee, noting that some of those selected as members were interested parties in some of the crisis flash-points, which calls to question their neutrality in carrying out their assignment.
He said: “We categorically reject the national reconciliation committee constituted by the APC NWC because we have seen the duplicity in the act. The Senate president, Ahmad Lawan and deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Wase, are members of the newly announced committee and their inclusion is not only pregnant with meaning but also symptomatic of the intent of the national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to continue the lingering fight against his political enemies.
“Comrade Oshiomhole, Nigerians will recall, enlisted the services of Senator Lawan and Hon. Wase to carry out his plan of taking over the powers of the Edo state House of Assembly until they were stopped in their tracks by the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt."
The group said that the actions of NWC on the matter, “goes to show that the national chairman is still out to hound his political enemies by conscripting his allies to head the committee."
He said the group was not convinced that the committee would be fair to all parties in the matter, especially as it relates to Edo state.
“To that extent, we wholesomely reject the committee and request that a committee that will do justice to the matter without prejudice be constituted,” the group said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that in a bid to resolve the crises rocking the ruling APC at various levels, the party set up a committee to reconcile aggrieved members.
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