- Governor Obaseki has been recommended for expulsion by a faction loyal to Oshiomhole
- According to the faction, anti-party activities would no longer be condoned in the state
- The faction cited Obaseki's penchant for going to courts to seek injunctions against the party in the state
Another twist has emerged in the ongoing saga over the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki as a factional camp of All Progressives Congress (APC) recommended that the governor and two other party chieftains be expelled over alleged anti-party activities.
According to the group which is loyal to the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, factional chairman of Edo APC Anselm Ojezua and organizing secretary Dr. Aisosa Amadasun are guilty of anti-parties activities.
According to the Col David Imuse-led faction who recommended the expulsion, alleged anti-party activities would no longer be condoned, The Nation reports.
“Obaseki, Ojezua and some other persons have gone to court, in violation of Article 21, Sub-section D5 of the APC’s Constitution in many court cases at the Edo State High Court and the Federal High Court.
“They have shopped for injunctions and rulings to circumvent the processes of law and the provisions of our party’s constitution, in defiance of democratic norms," Imuse said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a chieftain of the APC in Bayelsa, Perekeme Kpodoh, has warned against the rising number of senatorial aspirants from an area of the state.
Kpodoh described the increasing number of the aspirants from the Ekeremor axis of the state ahead of the Bayelsa West senatorial by-election as provocative.
According to him, it is just necessary for the aspirants to respect the principle of zoning in the district so as to avoid any chaos in the Sagbama and Ekeremor areas of the state.
Chief Perekeme Kpodoh, who is from Sagbama, added the decision of some greedy politicians to indicate interest and challenge the collective will of the Ekeremor-Sagbama people may cause division and disunity among the two local council areas.
While assessing the preparation of all the political parties in the state ahead of the by-election into the two vacant senatorial seats of Bayelsa West and Central areas, Kpodoh cautioned that the aspirants should avoid being used to cause discord against the existing arrangement.
He argued that those sponsoring and instigating people against the existing zoning arrangements between Sagbama and Ekeremor local government areas are selfish and cannot do same in their areas of control in the East and Central senatorial districts.
"What we are saying is that these two local governments are brothers and we have agreed that it is turn-by-turn. This is Sagbama's turn; nobody should jeopardise it because anybody that does that, and any problem that comes out of it, we will hold that person responsible.
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