Chairman of the Coalition of Registered Political Parties (CRPP) in Edo State, Samson Isibor, has faulted Governor Godwin Obaseki’s sack of four local government chairmen in the state.
Isibor, who spoke on Tuesday, during the CRPP 2019 award of excellence ceremony, said the action of the governor was illegal.
He also condemned the use of thugs and hoodlums on opponents and said that the development was worrisome.
Obaseki had sacked four council chairmen, Eghe Ogbemudia (Egor), Patrick Aguinede, (Esan West), Yakson Musa (Etsako West), and Aremiyau Momoh (Etsako East), all council political appointees and about 300 senior special advisers and special advisers of the state government.
But Isibor said, “The sacking of elected local government chairmen, which is not in the powers of the governor, is illegal, so he should recall them because we see it as a political vendetta, intimidation and harassment of the opponents, particularly in the APC.
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“We, the political parties, want peace in our state. We don’t want any sort of killing or maiming; we want development, which has eluded us for the past three years.”
The CRPP chairman advised Obaseki to rather make peace with his party in order to end the crisis rocking the ruling party, so that development could take place in the state.