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EDO APC CRISIS: Oyegun accuses Oshiomhole of godfatherism, antiparty activities

Odigie Oyegun

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie Oyegun, has accused his successor, Adams Oshiomhole, of fuelling the crisis in Edo State.

According to Oyegun, Oshiomhole is trying to play god in Edo politics even though he claimed to have buried godfatherism in the state.

Oyegun’s statement is in reaction to recent comments by Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, accusing Oshiomhole of being behind the crisis rocking the state House of Assembly,

In a statement signed by his Public Affairs Adviser, Ray Morphy, on Sunday in Abuja, Oyegun advised Oshiomole to stop disgracing the APC and the people of Edo state.

Oyegun said: “The recent outburst by Governor Obaseki and the report by the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee, indicting the current National Chairman of the APC, have confirmed my earlier claim that Oshiomhole is not only the architect, but also responsible for fuelling the crisis in Edo state.

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“In the face of these confirmations, I want to urge Oshiomhole to stop disgracing the ruling party and the good people of Edo state. 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 state all the while I occupied the position of the party’s National chairman.

“I am yet to come to terms why it has become difficult for Oshiomhole to realise that Governor Obaseki is the only APC governor in the entire South-south and should be allowed to concentrate in giving the people of Edo the dividend of democracy.

“It is shocking that a man who boastfully claimed to have buried godfatherism in Edo state politics could become enmeshed in playing God to his successor. Oshiomhole is not only guilty of godfatherism, but also guilty of anti-party activities considering the ignorable role he has been playing and his shameful involvement in the whole Edo crisis.

“Rather than dissipating energy in fomenting more crises, Oshiomhole should rather concentrate in ensuring that the federal government policies conform with the party’s manifesto and campaign promises to the good people of this country.

“I appeal to him once more to stop disgracing the governing party APC and Edo state. He should give the governor a breeding space to concentrate in doing the job of serving the people of Edo state.

“I want to also appeal to the Progressives Governors not to stand aside and watch their fellow governor hampered by a party chairman whose actions may lead to political misfortune of the party in the state”.

As at the time of this report, Oshiomhole’s media aide, Simon Egbebulem was yet to react to the allegations.

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