Serious trouble seems to be brewing in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC following the disqualification of Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki from the party’s primaries scheduled to hold on June 22nd.
Ex-Edo state governor and former chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie Oyegun has reacted to the development, describing it as a ‘hatchet job. He also stated that the APC will suffer dire consequences in the state if the decision is no speedily ‘reversed’.
Below is a statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA, signed by Oyegun’s spokesman, Ray Murphy;
“The disqualification of Obaseki by the APC Screening Panel is a hatchet job aimed at installing a stooge that will allow some people unfettered access to Edo Treasury. While not a surprise, that disqualification is clear indication that internal democracy has been murdered in APC, a party which we founded on the principles of Fairplay and good conscience!”
“I daresay that APC will suffer dire consequences in Edo state if this disqualification is not speedily reversed.”
“As a matter of fact, Oshiomhole is indeed the one who is guilty of anti-party, not Obaseki. Oshiomhole is the one who is acting unconstitutionally not Obaseki. I hope that Oshiomhole will not go down in history as the undertaker of APC.” the statement read.