BENIN CITY-THERE is tension in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, ahead the 2020 governorship election in the state as a group under the aegis of Concered Progressives of the Edo State APC (CPEAPC), warned the National leadership of the party against fielding a candidate that will not lead the party to victory.
The group lamented that the APC under Governor Godwin Obaseki has made the party “so unattractive and divided, warning that the party requires a candidate that will reconcile and unite the party members and not a candidate who has said on several occasions he does not care about the welfare of citizens”.
In a statement signed by its Coordinator, Mrs Jessica Imade, recall that “when Comrade Oshiomhole was governor of Edo State, the party was united, people were happy because they were given that sense of belonging. The current governor Obaseki who was unknown to many was able to be made governor due to Oshiomhole’s good will.
“But today, he chased politicians away and made the party so unattractive. This group intends to fight for the soul of Edo APC so that we will not repeat the mistake we made in 2016 when Oshiomhole made Obaseki governor.
“We will ensure that only a politician emerges as candidate of the APC so that contracts are given to Edo people and not foreigners or those caring laptops at Osadebey Avenue. Oshiomhole begged almost all the politicians in Edo to help make Obaseki governor but today they said politicians are thieves.
“It is laughable to see that those who quandered the election funds are endorsing the governor so as to cover their shameful acts. All these people including the governor lost their wards and Local Governments in the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections so they have no moral rights to talk about a second term unless they are saboteurs in APC that wants to hand over the state to PDP.
“The APC national leadership must ensure that the right person emerge as candidate of APC and not people who will lose election like they lost their wards and LGAs recently” it stated.