- Ralph Nwosu has made a statement on the politics of intrigues in Edo state
- The ADC national chairman described the controversy surrounding Governor Godwin Obaseki's credentials as "voodoo and gutter politics"
- Nwosu also said that the embattled governor will be welcomed should he decide to decamp
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Ralph Nwosu, national chairman of African Democratic Congress (ADC), has described as "voodoo politics" the controversy trailing the authenticity of Governor Godwin Obaseki's credentials.
Nwosu made the comment amid raging storms swaying the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo ahead of the state guber election slated for September.
Legit.ng recalls that Obaseki was shown the exit door as the ruling party gave him a marching order out of the party's ticket race by Jonathan Ayuba-led screening committee over an alleged defective certificate.
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The crisis in the ruling party climaxed on Tuesday, June 16, as the governor resigned his APC membership after completely falling down the pecking order with the hierarchy of the party.
Speaking on the specks of dust surrounding the controversy, the ADC chairman said the intrigues playing out in Edo politics is bad for democracy, adding that his party will not like to be drawn into "gutter politics of PDP."
“Four years ago PDP accused Obaseki and Oshiomhole and APC defended him, now the reverse. You want us to get into that gutter politics.
“Edo youth knows their son, the Monarchy knows their son, the premier university has spoken on his credentials, the court has given a ruling previously. My friend I do not believe in voodoo politics and I don’t play in that space," he said.
Nwosu also stated that should Obaski decide to join ADP, he will be cleared within 48 hours.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that following his elimination from the primary election in Edo, another party has begun moves to lure the embattled governor to its camp.
Reacting to the governor's disqualification, Action Democratic Party (ADP) said its doors are open to the governor should he decide to seek an alternative slot for his re-election bid.
ADP made the disclosure on Saturday, June 13, through its national secretaryAdelaja Adeoye, saying Obaseki will be welcome with open arm.
Adeoye said the party operates an open-door policy meaning Obseki will be accorded all the served respect as a governor and may even be given a waiver.
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