Edo APC officials fight dirty

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State

Jethro Ibileke/Benin

Ahead of the September 10 governorship election in Edo State, there are indications that all is not well with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, as officials engage in verbal warfare.

Specifically, the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Godwin Erhahon, reflecting the deep division in the party before the governorship primaries last month, is accusing the State Chairman of the party, Barrister Aselm Ojezua, of plotting with powers that be to rubbish the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie Oyegun.

He said the action of Mr. Ojezua and others is seriously threatening the chances of the party in the forthcoming September 10 governorship election in the state.

Addressing journalists in Benin at the weekend, Erhahon exposed intrigues that played out before the party primaries and factors working against reconciliation after the primaries. This is even as he accused Ojezua as one of those making reconciliation impossible in the APC.

“I called you to hear my reactions to the content of the interview granted by my State Chairman, Mr. Anselm Ojezua which was published on page 38, of last Saturday’s Vanguard Newspaper in which he attempted, with obvious malice and naked falsehood, to discredit and disparage our able National Chairman and first Executive Governor of Edo State, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.

“I waited this long because I expected Mr. Ojezua to deny some of the false assertions that were credited to him in the interview. Several group of Chief Oyegun’s loyalists and sympathizers approached me in protest against the interview and threatened street protests but I calmed them down with the promise that if Mr. Ojezua refused to correct himself within a reasonable time, I will react to put the records straight as an insider,” Erhahon said.

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Source:: PM Newspaper