By Osahon Osahon
A faction of the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has called for the immediate expulsion of Governor Godwin Obaseki for alleged anti-party activities.
The faction also demanded the National Working Committee (NWC) to also expel the factional chairman of the party loyal to Governor Obaseki, Mr. Anslem Ojezua and former woman leader of the party, Dr. Aisosa Amadasun.
Acting chairman of the faction, David Imuse, disclosed this on Sunday in Benin.
Imuse said the trio have violated article 21, sub-section D5 of the Constitution of the ruling APC.
But in a swift reaction, Ojezua, who is the Chairman of the faction loyal to Obaseki, described the recommendation as illegal.
Ojezua said “they (Imuse faction) would be charged for contempt of court.”
Edo chapter of APC has been fictionalized over a protracted face-off between Obaseki and the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.
Imuse who frowned at media publications referring to him as factional chairman, said: “I am the authentic chairman of Edo APC.”
Continuing, he said Obaseki and the two others have gone to courts in violation of the APC constitution “to shop for injunctions and rulings to circumvent the processes of law and the provisions of our party constitution in defiance of democratic norms.”
Commenting on the disqualification of Obaseki from contesting the party’s governorship primary by the APC screening committee over issues bordering on academic records, Imuse said:
“Affliction shall not rise a second time. It should be stressed that after the bitter experience of losing the governorship of Bayelsa State in court after a well-deserved victory in the elections, it would be fool-hardy to allow a candidate with dodgy and faulty academic credentials to fly our party flag in the September 19, 2020 poll.”