The Chairmen of the 18 Local Government of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State have called on the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to expel the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, from the party.
They made the call on Tuesday, 11th October 2019, in a statement jointly signed by the Chairman of the body and his Etsako West, Etsako Central and Owan West counterparts.
The state leadership accused Governor Obaseki of harassment and intimidation, adding his actions could pull down the APC in the state.
The Chairman said; “He is on a mission to destroy APC in Edo State but we will resist it,”
“We are the chairmen of the party in the 18 LGAs and we are not aware of the meeting where a vote of no confidence was passed on the national chairman of our party, Comrade Oshiomhole who is doing very well. Rather, we are aware that majority of the chairmen have suffered intimidation, harassment and assault in the hands of the Governor Godwin Obaseki led administration, what we have never seen in the politics of our dear state.”
The chairmen added that Governor Obaseki and Anslem Ojezua have not only failed the party but the people of the state, adding that they have been involved in anti-party activities and lacked the moral rights to remain in the APC.
“Oshiomhole remains our leader and we pass vote of confidence on his leadership. It is sad that the governor and his cohorts are using money to induce our members but majority of them, we are happy, have resisted his moves to intimidate them,” the LG chairmen alleged.