Every All Progressives Congress (APC), governor must stand up now and fight the attempt by Adams Oshiomhole, to destroy one of them, Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State, or face the same onslaught in future, former National Chairman of the party, John Odigie Oyegun, warned, on Sunday.
Odigie-Oyegun, spoke against the backdrop of allegations that his successor as the National Chairman of the ruling party, is bent on undermining Obaseki, according to a statement by his spokesman, Ray Murphy.
Oyegun, who admonished the APC boss to concentrate on his job of managing the affairs of the party, said he must give Obaseki the breathing space to concentrate on governing the state.
Advancing that Oshiomhole’s antics were bringing the party a lot of dishonour, which could lead to a lot of misfortune for it not only in the state, but the entire South South, Oyegun reminded the ex-governor that as APC chairman, he never interfared with his government when he was in power.
His words: “I appeal to him (Oshiomhole) to stop disgracing the governing party APC and Edo state. He should give the governor a breathing space to concentrate in doing the job of serving the people of Edo.
“I wonder how he could easily forget that I never interfered or bothered about how he ran the government as the then governor of Edo, all the while I occupied the position of the party’s national chairman.
“I am yet to come to terms with why it has become difficult for Oshiomhole to realise that Obaseki is the only APC governor in the entire south-south.
“And he should be allowed to concentrate on giving the people of Edo the dividends of democracy.
“APC governors must not stand aside and watch their fellow colleague hampered by a party chairman whose actions might lead to political misfortune of the party.”