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Published On: Tue, Dec 10th, 2019

Oshiomhole ex-aide warns of imminent implosion in Edo APC

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By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, Charles has predicted implosion in Edo State Chapter of the party, ahead of the party primary election in the State.
He however called for the resignation of Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the party for lacking in character to save the party from collapse.
Idahosa, former Special Adviser to Oshiomhole disclosed this at a Media briefing on Monday in Benin City, Edo State Capital in relation to APC crisis in the State where he repeated assertion that Governor, Godwin Obaseki will win the 2020 APC Governorship primaries in the State.
He said the ruling APC was gradually losing relevance over the overbearing influence of the Oshiomhole, former Governor of the State.
“Adams Oshiomhole as at that time was still carrying placards on the streets of Lagos and Abuja, protesting as a labour leader. That was when we formed this party. We knew the roles he played that time.
“From the way we have seen issues, under Oshiomhole, APC is dying gradually and there is no way somebody like me can see issues and pretend not to see it”, Idahosa said.
According to him, Oshiomhole had been suspended said by his Ward, Local Government Area in Edo State and by the State Chapter of the party and that the only way out for him is to tender his resignation letter as he lacks the political acumen to lead the party but can best function as a labour leader.
“That is one of the reasons I cannot keep quite. I am a founding father I see people just coming into the party to destroy it”, he said.
He assured that the state governor, Obaseki would get the party’s ticket whether through direct primaries or indirect primaries
Idahosa also asked the former labour leader to take responsibility for the alleged refusal by the 12 lawmakers-elect and two others whose seats had been declared by the State House of Assembly.

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