Edo APC faction suspends Governor Obaseki, his deputy for ‘anti-party activities’

A new twist was added to the crisis rocking Edo State All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday when a faction of the party suspended the state governor, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Phillip Shaibu.
One of the leaders of the party in the state, Patrick Ikhariale, who announced the suspension, also listed the secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie, as also affected by the suspension.
The party leader, flanked by other members of the Edo Peoples Movement, accused the governor of mismanaging and squandering the state’s resources.
Newssnow recalls that earlier this week, another faction of the party had passed a vote of no confidence on Oshiomhole for his alleged roles in the crisis rocking the APC in Edo.
The no-confidence voted was reportedly passed by the chairmen of the APC in the 18 local government areas of the state.
A statement by Anselm Ojezua, the party’s chairman in Edo, and Ikuenobe Anthony, the assistant state secretary, confirmed the action against Oshiomhole.
In a related report, local government chairmen in Edo state have asked the national working committee of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), to expel Governor Godwin Obaseki with immediate effect.
The call came barely twenty-four hours after the purported suspension of the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, by its Edo State chapter.
Channels TV reports that the 18 local government chairmen called for the sacking of Obaseki to enable peace reign in the state and to put a stop to the lingering crisis between him and Oshiomhole.

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