By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN CITY—GOVERNORAdams Oshiomhole of Edo State, yesterday met with leaders of All Progressives Congress, APC in Edo Central senatorial district of the state over the exit of the former Foreign Affairs Minister, Chief Tom Ikimi from the party.
All party leaders from Igueben, Ikimi’s domain who were at the meeting, pledged their loyalty to the APC, echoing that “Chief Ikimi did not consult before his exit from the party and we are aware that he left because he was not given the National Chairman of APC.
That is his personal problem, as a result we are not going to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP with him.”
Vanguard gathered that the meeting between the governor and the APC leaders from that area became necessary since the structure of the party was left in the hands of Ikimi in Igueben.
Ikimi produced the APC executives and the chairman of the council, Mr Julius Asemota. The meeting was called to produce a new leadership ahead the forthcoming general elections.
Also at the meeting which lasted till the early hours of yesterday was the senatorial Vice Chairman of the party, Chief Henry Okoror.
The chairman of the council, Mr Asemota who led other members of the council including councillors, said though he was a blood relation of Chief Ikimi, but he does not intend to join the PDP with him.