Obaseki Must Subject Himself To Party Primaries, Says Col Imuse
The Factional Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Col. David Imuse says Governor Godwin Obaseki must subject himself to the party primaries.
Imuse said this as a condiction for Obaseki’s second term in office.
The Factional Chairman said the governor will not enjoy any right of first refusal in the office.
Imuse who is in the faction of the embattled National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole alleged that Obaseki was searching for any political party where he can seek his second term ambition.
He said the governorship ticket would go to anyone who can persuade members that they deserve their trust and confidence.
His words, “We will not be harassed, bombed, intimidated or arm-twisted to give our support to any person.
“We wish to sound a note of warning to Governor Obaseki and his co-travellers who are determined to destabilise our party cohesiveness that they will not succeed in their dastardly plans.
“Any person who aspires to contest the forthcoming elections to the office of Governor of Edo State should conduct themselves appropriately as outlined in the constitution of APC”.
Reacting the Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie fired back, saying Col Imuse was not a member of the Edo APC and does not have the right to make a statement on behalf of the party.
Osagie said Imuse was a product of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Edo Peoples Movement, a group that protested the governor’s neglect and disregard.
He said, “One Col. Imuse addressed the press today purportedly speaking on behalf of the Edo APC. We want to inform the public and Edo people that Col. Imuse is not an executive member of the APC in Edo State and he has no right to make any statement on behalf of the party.
“He is an imposter and a product of the ill-fated plot of the suspended National chairman to destabilise the APC in Edo State.
“We urge all well-meaning members of the APC in Edo State, Edo State indigenes and residents and Nigerians in general, to disregard his comments, as they are not only a nullity but of no effect whatsoever,” he said.