BENIN CITY – A group within the Edo State All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of Concered Progressives of the Edo State APC (CPEAPC), has faulted the vote of Confidence passed on Governor Godwin Obaseki by the state Executive of the party.
The group described the vote of Confidence as laughable “particularly when the governor lost his ward, Local Government and senatorial district in the just concluded presidential elections to the PDP. So we are wondering why the accolades from the leadership of the party when the governor has failed to deliver all he promised the people”.
In a statement signed by the Director of Publicity of the group, Mr Lucas Umoru, it stressed the need for the leadership of the party in the state to remain neutral as ” we head towards 2019 else the party members will disown them.
“Rather than exhibiting sychophancy, we expect the party leadership to press on the governor to change his leadership style so that the APC will be able to win elections in 2020. We cannot be passing a vote of Confidence on a governor that failed to deliver his LGA and senatorial district to the President.
“And you cannot attribute the victory of our party as regards the 24 seats we won in the State House of Assembly to Governor Obaseki. APC fielded solid and popular candidates for the House of Assembly elections and that was why we won 24/24 and not because of the governor.
“The party leadership should rather appeal the governor to be more dedicated in delivering the much publicized Gelegele Seaport project, Benin Industrial park and the 200,000 jobs rather than dissipating energy on second term campaign. It as as a result of sychophancy that APC in Edo state is derailing and we want to use this opportunity to call the leadership to calll the APC leadership to order so that we don’t lose future elections in the state” it stated.