By Osahon Osahon
The immediate past National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has reacted to the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the July 22 governorship primary of the APC in Edo State.
Chief Odigie-Oyegun stated that the party will pay costly for the disqualification of Obaseki in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Obaseki was on Friday disqualified from participating in the party’s primary over alleged discrepancies in his results and NYSC certificate by screening committee of the APC.
The former APC National Chairman described the disqualification of Obaseki by the screening Committee as a “hatchet job” for a preferred aspirant.
A statement signed by Odigie-Oyegun’s Media Adviser, Chief Ray Morphy, on Friday, noted that certain leaders were plotting to install a stooge that will allow some people unfettered access to the Edo Treasury.
The statement read, “While not a surprise, that disqualification is a clear indication that internal democracy has been murdered in APC, a party which we founded on the principles of fair play and good conscience!
“I daresay that APC will suffer dire consequences in Edo state if this disqualification is not speedily reversed.
“As a matter of fact, Oshiomhole is indeed the one who is guilty of anti-party (activities), not Obaseki. Oshiomhole is the one who is acting unconstitutionally not Obaseki. I hope that Oshiomhole will not go down in history as the undertaker of APC.”