A former lawmaker representing Oredo East constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly and Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Political Matters, Osaigbovo Iyoha, has warned that disregard for the rule of law by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, will cost the party’s fortunes in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo State.
Iyoha, who spoke to journalists in Benin, said the National Chairman at the last count has violated 15 articles of the party’s constitution, noting that “Oshiomhole has turned the APC to a one-man show. Nothing makes sense to him now except the removal of Godwin Obaseki from office”.
This, he said, would cost APC “direly” in the upcoming election.
He alleged that “Oshiomhole is leveraging on his powers as the National Chairman to force the incumbent governor out of the party and the governorship contest, which is tantamount to infringing on the rights of the governor to aspire to any office in the land.
“For Oshiomhole, it is either Obaseki goes or he destroys the party. He is destroying the party’s ticket the way he destroyed Zamfara, Imo, and Rivers state tickets. I hope the party leaders and the President live up to their responsibilities and put Oshiomhole where he belongs.
“At the last count, Oshiomhole has violated 15 articles of our constitution. The worst thing you can do is to assault the motto of our party. There is no justice in what Oshiomhole is doing. He has become a judge in his own case. Oshiomhole actually created the Edo Peoples Movement, all in a bid to push Obaseki out of the party