APC youths warn Oshiomhole against imposition of governorship candidate in Edo

Members of the Edo APC Youths for Justice and Development (AYOJD) has cautioned the National Chairman of the ruling party not to impose a candidate in the forthcoming governorship election.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) earlier fixed the governorship election for September 19, 2020.

The choice of who will take over the affairs of the state from the incumbent Godwin Obaseki has caused a major controversy between loyalists of Mr Oshiomhole and allies of Obaseki.

The rift between the two camps has threatened the reelection of Mr Obaseki, who wants run for a second term.

However, the Chief Press Secretary of Obaseki, Crusoe Osagie, said the rift has been laid to rest.

So far, the party has four aspirants, namely; Chris Ogiemwonyi, Pius Odubu, Charles Airhiavbere, and Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Meanwhile, in a letter sent to the National Chairman by the AYOJD, the youths said they have been monitoring activities of the party especially activities of the governorship aspirants seeking to contest against Governor Godwin Obaseki for the party’s ticket.

The letter was duly signed by AYOJD Coordinator, Bagudu Momoh, and Secretary, Ephraim Erhunse.

They noted that all the aspirants have the requisite qualification and charisma to defeat Obaseki at the primaries, urging Oshiomhole to consider “antecedence, integrity, compassion, party loyalty, work experience” amongst other qualities before supporting a consensus candidate among the four aspirants.

“To defeat Governor Obaseki at the primaries requires a candidate the large spectrum of the party believe in and not one with imaginary following.

“We write this letter because we know many persons hanging around some of the aspirants are not members of the APC. This is an important fact that should be considered. We, as the conscience of the party, will not allow the imposition of any kind.

“As a father and a respected leader of the party we want to appeal to you to be fair, just and sincere by listening to the wishes of the people that stand for truth and justice,” the letter read in parts.

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