Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said that the antics allegedly being played out by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole to create confusion in the politics of the state will fail.
Speaking on Thursday at the Owan West local government area of the state, Mr Obaseki said the APC national chairman’s plans to create APC factions would fail since, “Oshiomhole no longer has the support of Edo people”.
According to him, the Edo APC is still intact, strong and united.
Mr Obaseki vowed to rid the APC of all those working to destabilise the party in the state, saying: “Members of the EPM are trying to frustrate the good plans we have for Edo people as their plan is to burn markets and government buildings.
“Their intention is to discredit our administration but the people of Edo know better.
“APC is one party; those that say they are in EPM are not APC, including their National Chairman who we have been suspended in Edo State.
“Those mistakenly elected into Edo State House of Assembly, EDHA, who are members of EPM have been thrown out and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is aware and will soon announce date for a fresh election, where we would have opportunity to elect credible representatives who will represent us in the House.
“Any person doing anti-party activities, President Muhammadu Buhari has asked us to deal with them. We have been told to go back to organise our party; that’s why we are here. As a ruling party in the state, we have done a lot for Edo people, moving the state forward progressively but EPM are afraid of progress and will do anything to ensure we don’t get another term.”