- The Edo chapter of APC has urged the national caretaker committee of the party to uphold Oshiomhole's suspension
- A statement issued by the party's secretary in the state, Ose Udiamen Edekere, said that Oshiomhole's highhandedness led to APC's poor outing on Saturday, September 19
- Edekere noted that Oshiomhole's imposition of Osagie Ize-Iyamu on the party led to Governor Obaseki's victory at the poll
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The Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the national caretaker committee of the party headed by Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state, to uphold the suspension of the former national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the party, in a statement issued in Benin on Friday, October 15, and signed by its secretary, Ose Udiamen Edekere, said that the decision was part of the communique issued at the end of its State Executive Committee (SEC) meeting held on September 24.
Legit.ng gathered that the meeting reviewed the outcome of the gubernatorial election held in the state on September 19, adding that major factors that led to the abysmal failure of the party to retain its prime position were discussed.
Part of the statement read:
“The crisis which was foisted on the party by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole with the formation of a parallel-group within the party called the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) as a special purpose vehicle to take over control of the party in the state for the sole purpose of removing Godwin Obaseki from office as the governor of Edo state.
“The forced exit of the incumbent governor who we had identified as the most valuable asset of the party in Edo state and for whom the entire officers of the party had expressed preference as a consensus candidate led to the defeat of the party."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) during the last Edo governorship election, Lucky Iboi, challenged the election victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
It was reported that in a petition filed before the electoral tribunal in Benin, Edo state capital on Monday, October 5, the ADP candidate said he was challenging the eligibility of the governor to contest the election held on Saturday, September 19.
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