- The fears of many Nigerians over the intrigues of Edo APC politics were confirmed when Godwin Obaseki was disqualified ahead of the primary election
- Now some politicians like John Odigie-Oyegun, a former national chairman of the party, have said that this will usher in a lot of consequences for the ruling party
- In fact, Oyegun said that massive looting of Edo state treasury will ensue soon except the situation is reversed
A lot of mixed reactions have continued to trail to the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki by the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the primary poll in Edo.
One of those who have lent their voice and views to the dramatic development in the state which unfolded on Friday, June 12, is Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, a former national chairman of the ruling party.
In his opinion, Oyegun, through his media aide, Chief Ray Morphy, stated that grave consequences await the APC following Obaseki's disqualification.
One critical concern Oyegun raised was that the ousting of Obaseki will grant unrestrained access to certain persons to loot the state's treasury.
The former APC boss said that this development which to him did come as a surprise indicates the death of internal democracy in the party.
He said: “While not a surprise, that disqualification is a clear indication that internal democracy has been murdered in APC, a party which we founded on the principles of fair play and good conscience!
“I daresay that APC will suffer dire consequences in Edo state if this disqualification is not speedily reversed."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the APC screening committee for Edo state governorship election had summoned all the aspirants, who were screened earlier this week to appear before it at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
A member of the committee revealed that a text message had been sent to all the aspirants informing them to report at the party secretariat for the sitting of the appeal committee, slated to begin at 10 am.
It was gathered that all the aspirants were summoned so that anyone disqualified who needed to seek redress would have the opportunity to do so immediately.
Another party chief said the chances are high that the screening committee might disqualify Obaseki, who has been having a running battle with APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Shortly after he was screened earlier this week, the governor had said he might not get justice from the party and accused Oshiomhole of being a judge by proxy in his case.
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