Edo APC Women Pass A Vote Of No Confidence On Oshiomhole
Some women on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State said the primaries conducted by the National Working Committee of the party was “without recourse to equity, justice and fairness” and it has exposed the party as “a party of hawks, swallowing chickens as its prey”
The women at a Press conference in Benin on Friday passed a vote of no confidence on the NWC for promoting nepotism and tyranny in the party.
The women said the NWC led by the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has allegedly subverted the aspirations of female party members with impunity.
Aisosa Amadasun who is the coordinator of the aggrieved group and State Organising Secretary alleged that the party did not only charge women exorbitantly for the nomination form but were also screened out despite their obvious qualifications.
She complained that three women from different senatorial districts were denied tickets by Adams Oshiomhole despite their sacrifice for the party.
She said, “The level of impunity has assumed a frightening dimension under the leadership of our national chairman, who once prided himself as an apostle of change and the curative medicine to ‘godfatherism’.
“The primaries conducted so far by the leadership of the APC across the 36 states of the country are not only shameful, disgraceful, undemocratic, and a charade, but also threw many states into mayhem and shocked the foundation of the party and put it on the edge of a precipice.
“Any party that fails to recognise the inputs of women and reward them with positions commensurate to their painstaking efforts to ensure victory is not only doomed but will suffer defeat.”
She, however, vowed that the women would no longer play second fiddle to the men who used them as “campaign tools”.