APC calls for Obaseki's suspension


Edo governor Godwin Obaseki

By Jethro Ibileke

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, has called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to suspend Governor Godwin Obaseki, for allegedly leading them to political obscurity.

The APC made the call on Tuesday in a statement by the Publicity Director of Senator Monday Okpebholo Governorship Campaign Council, Comrade Orobosa Omo-Ojo.

Omo-Ojo’s statement was in response to alleged call on the immediate past Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, to resign his membership of the PDP over his open declaration of support for the APC gubernatorial candidate.

He further urged the PDP to suspend Obaseki and the party’s running mate, Osarodion Ogie, for allegedly spending the state’s resources to build structure for the Labour Party in Edo.

He said: “The PDP should first suspend His Excellency, Godwin Obaseki and the party’s running mate, Osarodion Ogie for spending the state’s resources to build structure for the Labour Party in Edo State, before the last general election and before and during LP’s primary elections which the duo funded and had planned to produce their stooge.

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“It is obvious that PDP is yet to understand the hurricane that has happened in their party. Virtually everyone with political relevance have left and those left are only lying [in] wait as undertakers to bury them.

“Rather than ask Shaibu to resign, PDP should suspend their outgoing governor, Obaseki for leading them to political obscurity in Edo State.”

Tje APC campaign council spokesman described Philip Shaibu as an Iroko tree, a true definition of homeboy and a political giant in the state, like the APC candidate, Senator Monday Okpebholo.

He added: “APC wishes to give free advice to the dead PDP that it should concentrate energy on how to tell Edo people what new Asue Ighodalo his running mate intends to bring on board after both have served the state for 28 years without any major development, especially with the terrible scorecard of Governor Obaseki that has set back the fortunes of our dear state.

“The only sane thing left for PDP, is to join Obaseki and Ighodalo on a pleading tour of the state and beg for forgiveness, especially after last week’s confession by the state government that question papers for Basic Examination in the state was leaked to Public School teachers in the state, which eventually ended up with maize sellers.”


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