Obaseki Causing Ripples In APC To Join Another Party, Says Oshiomhole
1 year ago Femi Olasunkanmi 0
There seems to be no truce in the rift between the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, as the former has accused the latter of plotting to destabilise state APC and join other party.
In a statement Tuesday in Abuja, signed by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the National chairman, Simon Ebegbulem, Oshiomhole accused the governor of being jealous of his popularity in the state.
Oshiomhole further expressed shock that the governor is making every effort to coerce him into giving him details of his movement in Edo State, accusing him of plotting something against him.
“The governor should stop being jealous of Oshiomhole’s popularity in Edo State. He is a man that is at home with his people haven performed creditably well as governor of Edo State.
“So each time he is around both men and women gather round him, particularly APC members and of course the youths. “It is sad that the governor in his usual style to blackmail the APC chairman now refer the hardworking youths of Edo State as thugs, forgetting that these same wonderful youths supported him during his election as governor.
“Right from Oshiomhole’s days in the labour movement, he has always been on the side of the people, therefore cannot abandon that to please a governor who believes he has monopoly of knowledge.
“Talking about security, it is actually the governor who is making every effort to plunge the state into crisis and bloodshed. The last Saturday’s siege at the residence of the national chairman by his thugs was a good example.
“Before that incident, state government sponsored thugs have been harassing, intimidating APC members across the 18 LGA because the APC leaders refused to adopt his second term aspiration. people are being sacked in their jobs everyday in the state.
And we have it on good authority that the governor intends to create disaffection and crisis in the state APC and probably dump the party for another party. “That is why he has embarked on this brigandary which Edo people will resist. So he should stop blackmailing Oshiomhole and face governance which is why Edo people voted him into power
We are even more scared now that the governor is making every effort to coerce the National Chairman into giving him details of his movement in Edo State. Who knows what he is plotting again.
“But every evil plot against Oshiomhole will fail. He has not hurt any one and no man except God can hurt,” the statement read. The APC National Chairman also accused Edo Commissioner of Police, Dan Mallam Muhammed, of being an easy tool in the hands of the governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, and desperate politicians. Oshiomhole claimed that the ‘tribe of politician has unconscionably ensconced himself in the devious plot of feeding the people of Edo State with a misconstruction of himself to galvanise negative public sentiments against him.
Titled ‘Is Edo CP lending himself as a tool in the hands of desperate politicians?’ Oshiomhole in the statement wrote: “I don’t want to believe that the Edo State Police Commissioner, is gratuitously lending himself as a tool in the hands of some desperate and misguided politicians in Edo State whose pastime is to malign the reputation and public image of the national chairman of the APC, Comrade Oshiomhole.”
“Apparently propelled by selfish interest, this tribe of politicians has unconscionably ensconced itself in the devious plot of feeding the people of Edo State with a misconstruction of the Comrade Oshiomhole persona in order to galvanise negative public sentiments against him.
“Commissioner of Police has most probably been taken in by this political gambit of trivializing and rationalizing, by the way he had done, an incident that had serious circumstantial implications for the safety of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
“As much as I try to refrain and restrain myself from joining issues with the Police, I feel obligated to call the Commissioner out on his widely reported statement that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was not attacked.
“While stating a notorious fact, he had somewhat downplayed the very strong connection between Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and his home that was attacked. Who were the thugs that laid siege to Oshiomhole’s house in the GRA with a view to attacking him?