Friday, December 27, 2019

Oshiomhole remains suspended from Edo APC – Obaseki

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has said the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, stays suspended from the state chapter of the party.

The Obaseki-led faction of the party in the state, in November, announced the suspension of Mr Oshiomhole after an alleged vote of no confidence was passed on him by 18 chairmen of the local chapters of the party in the state.

They accused Mr Oshiomhole of causing the worsening crisis in the state chapter.

Contrary to the claim made by the governor’s faction, some LG chairmen of the party in the state denied endorsing the “vote of no confidence” passed on Mr Oshiomhole and reiterated their support for their national chairman.

“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 in the national chairman of our party, Oshiomhole, who is doing very well,” an excerpt from a statement by the leaders of the chairmen and chairman of the party in Etsako West, Ibrahim Akokia, Suleman Bagudu (Etsako Central) and Lugard Alukpe (Owan West) read.

However, Mr Obaseki during a meeting with some leaders of the party from different Wards and LGAs in the state on Friday, insisted that his predecessor and political mentor stays suspended unless “he comes back remorseful and apologetic, we will consider taking him back.”

“Can you imagine a national chairman that is creating problems in his own house? Because of that, we had to suspend him and he remains suspended,” Mr Obaseki said.

“We pray that God should have mercy on him because he has done something bad against God and the people of Edo State; he should find his way back into the party and apologize to all of us.”


  1. Obaseki respect Oshiomhole's age please.

    1. Please shut up if you don't have any thing to say. Oshiomole get respect?

  2. Obaseki is trying to chew more than what is mouth can take