Obaseki Is a parasite in APC – APC member cries out
By Itohan Imade
The crisis rocking the Edo APC over the imposition of Mr Godwin Obaseki on the party as by governor Adams Oshiomhole has taken a dramatic dimension as party chieftains say the aspirant is a parasite.
A party leader, Chief Steve Ogbe commenting on the development said, “The comrade governor must know that with the array of aspirants who are core members of the APC jostling for the Office of governor, we cannot afford a parasite as governor”.
Ogbe said across the state the interference in the party by government officials was fueling crisis with the removal of party leaders and elders at will especially In Edo south (Benin) where a founding leader of the party. Barr. Amegor was removed by a serving Commissioner, who should ordinarily mind government business.
“What connection has the State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-general with the State exco of the party that he was the chief propagandist in the purported suspension of Amegor the state vice-chairman. In what capacity did he act?”
“Oshiomhole must know how he got to Osadebey Avenue and that he cannot bite the fingers that fed him though he has done so in the past, a situation which forced many governorship materials like Ize-iyamu out of the APC”.
He said, “the Benin have a history that is well-documented and Oshiomhole must not do anything to negate this hence he does so at the risk of victory in the forthcoming Edo governorship elections”.
Chief Ogbe’s position came as officials of Ward 4 in Oredo in Edo South have confirmed speculations that Obaseki was never an AC, A C N or APC member but only joined the party few days before Christmas last year.
A ward official pleading anonymity said from party records there was no name like Godwin Obaseki confirming that the said Obaseki, “only collected an APC membership card few weeks after Christmas from the Oredo ward 4 vice-chairman “.
The official said the imposition of Obaseki on the APC in Edo would be counterproductive advising the governor retract his steps else APC was in trouble.
He added, “It is disheartening that Oshiomhole who proclaimed such slogans as Let the people lead, Say No to godfatherism and one Man One vote is now the Super godfather in Edo.