2016 Guber: Edo APC asks aspirants to caution their supporters


Jethro Ibileke/Benin
Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress
Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC Tuesday issued a stern warning to all governorship aspirants ‎in the party and their supporters to desist from any action that could cause division among members of the party and jeopardise its victory at the polls during the forthcoming governorship election.
This might not be unconnected with the alleged suspension of the State Vice Chairman and Senatorial Leader in Edo South, Mr. Gentleman Amegor, allegedly spare headed by the state commissioner for justice, Barr. Henry Idahagbon and others.
Mr. Amegor however responded that his purpoted suspension was because he refused to support an “unsellable aspirant.”
The party in a press statement titled “Towards Governorship Primaries: We need peace, Order and Unity!” issued and signed by its State Publicity Secretary, Godwin Erhahon, advised all governorship aspirants seeking to their ‎to caution their supporters in order not to “jeopardize his chances” or “portrays himself as someone who will not tolerate opposition should he become governor.‎”
The full text of the press statement reads thus:

“The strength of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Edo State Chapter after the forthcoming governorship primaries is seriously threatened by the bad manners of some serving Commissioners who have gone riot in their desperation towards assuming relevance in the polity.
“A situation where a Commissioner abuses party leaders and assumes the role of a spokesman for a cabal in the Party is fast sinking the image of our popular government in the mud. It is most disturbing that those who ought to administer the law have become lawless and nobody seems ready to chain the mad dog.
“For the avoidance of doubt, APC appreciates the contributions of all the governorship aspirants to the growth of the party so far.
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Source:: PM Newspaper