- The APC has expressed its opposition to the way Edo state is being governed
- A spokesperson for the party, David Imuse claims Governor Godwin Obaseki has made several wrong decisions
- The party questions the competence of the governor to deliver good governance
The Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Governor Godwin Obaseki to resign from office immediately.
The party in a statement on Sunday, December 20, said it had good reasons to demand the governor to step down.
According to The Sun, the chairman of the Edo APC caretaker committee, David Imuse, argued that one of the grounds for making the demand was because Obaseki lacked ideas on how to govern the state.
The APC chieftain also accused the governor of failing to uphold his oath of office to protect the life and property of Edo citizens.
Fear as Nigerian governor accused of stockpiling arms, intimidation, set to be dragged before UK, US, others
“No one is safe in Edo. The state is under siege. We have a governor who has lost focus. Fear and insecurity have become the order of the day, yet the governor takes N700 million monthly as security vote. And, so far, he has not been able to deploy this huge amount to mobilise the security agencies in the state to fight criminality.”
The party further claimed that Obaseki has plunged the state into more indebtedness with his recent borrowing of N25 billion from the capital market.
Another argument adduced by the APC for the governor to leave office was his alleged disregard for the rule of law by refusing to obey court orders.
Premium Times reported that the governor’s party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has, however, dismissed the allegations by the APC.
Chris Nehikhare, the PDP chairman in the state, accused the APC of making spurious claims against the governor.
In another report, the head of service for Edo state, Anthony Okungbowa, was on Saturday, December 19, kidnapped outside Benin, the state capital.
One of the drivers attached to Okungbowa was shot dead during the attack by the armed gang suspected to be kidnappers, PM News reported.
Speaking on the development, a security source in the state told journalists that the kidnap took place outside the capital.
Edo indigenes celebrate Obaseki's victory | Legit TV