Obaseki was accused of anti-party activities
Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called for the dismissal of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki; and the state chairman of the party, Anselm Ojezua as well as the state women leader, Dr. Aisosa Amadasun from the party.
While addressing the public at a news conference in Benin City on Sunday, the David Imuse-chaired executive, also applauded the disqualification of Governor Obaseki by the party’s governorship primaries screening committee, stating that the verdict will help the party forestall a repeat of the experience in Bayelsa State.
Imuse stated that trio are guilty of anti-party activities, including dragging the party to court without exploring all possible internal dispute resolution options as some of the wrongs of those recommended.
On Saturday, the National Working Committee had confirmed that the governor was ineligible to participate in the party’s primaries for the upcoming governorship election on the account of discrepancies in names and certificates.
According to the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, Obaseki in addition to presenting faulty certificates, had abused his powers as Governor of the state.
He also accused Obaseki of scheming the inauguration of 9 out of 24 members of the State House of Assembly, an act he termed as unacceptable to the party.
“Our democracy is founded on a tripod of executive, legislature and the judiciary,” Oshiomhole said. “When a Governor decides to muzzle the legislature, then democracy is dead.”
He lamented how Obaseki frustrated the mechanisms arranged to resolve the grievances as he obtained court orders restraining the Senate President, the National Assembly and the reconciliation committee from intervening in the matter.
Consequently, Oshiomhole said the party has cleared three persons that will partake in the Edo state primaries which are Pastor Osagie Eze-Iyamu, Hon. Pius Odubu and Mr. Osaro Obaze.