The All Progressives Congress (APC) Edo State chapter, has announced the immediate suspension of the Governor of the State, Governor Godwin Obaseki, his Deputy, Philip Shuaibu and the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie for alleged anti-party activities.
The news which comes a few hours after the suspension of the National chairman of the APC, Mr Adams Oshiomhole following a vote of no confidence, was relayed to journalists by a chieftain of the party, Mr Patrick Ikhariale in the state capital, Benin City on Wednesday 13th November 2019.
Although the story is still developing, Governor Godwin Obaseki is yet to release a statement concerning the latest development, which has been rumoured to have been carried out by those loyal to Adams Oshiomhole.
Earlier on Wednesday, there were reports that the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had suspended Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over his alleged role in the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party. The vote of no confidence passed on Comrade Oshiomhole came from the Chairmen of the APC in the state, and the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Edo State.
According to a statement signed by Edo APC Chairman, Anselm Ojezua and Assistant State Secretary, Ikuenobe Anthony, they said:
“Consequent on the development, the State Executive Committee has adopted the vote of no confidence passed on him and the subsisting suspension order from the organs of the party in the state.”
They said the decision was necessary to prevent a repeat of what happened in Zamfara State, where the party was unable to field any candidate in elections.
“Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is the one behind the crisis in Edo APC. We have passed a vote of no confidence in him and he stands suspended from the party.
“We don’t want what happened in Zamfara State or other parts of the country to happen in Edo State.”
Since these reports, none of the political heavyweights has responded to these purported suspensions, as the battle of godfatherism continues in Edo State, ahead of the Governorship Election.
…more details to come…