The Comrade Adams Oshiomhole led faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Edo State has decried what it Sunday described as the hostile attitude of Governor Godwin Obaseki towards the reconciliation steps advocated by the National Working Committee, NWC of the party.
The faction headed by Col. David Imuse in a statement said the decision of the governor to reject the Senator Ahmad Lawan led reconciliation committee was indicative of his opposition to peace in the party.
“While we welcome the setting up of the Committee, which was one of the decisions at the last National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of our great party, the APC, which had our dear President, Muhammadu Buhari, in attendance, the APC in Edo State dissociates itself from the decision of the governor and his cohorts who no longer see anything good in our great party.
“For quite sometime now, we have cried to the world that Governor Obaseki is the problem the APC has in Edo State but some persons whom he unfortunately brainwashed listen to his lies. However, Edo people, who are the voters, know the truth about Obaseki.
“It will interest President, Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of our party that this is the fourth time Governor Obaseki would reject trouble-shooting Committees on Edo State and decisions made by respected institutions in this country.
“First was the decision of the House of Representatives, calling on the governor to issue a fresh proclamation letter after he criminally inaugurated 9 out of 24 members of the State House of Assembly at 9:30pm.
“Governor Obaseki bluntly rejected that decision and accused the respected members of the Green Chambers of carrying out the bidding of Comrade Adam’s Oshiomhole.
“The second was the senate resolution, which also advised the governor to do the right things as earlier directed by the House of Representatives. Again, Governor Obaseki flouted the resolution and went further to get an injunction restraining the NASS from interfering in the crisis situation in the state House of Assembly.
Rather than embrace peace like the Governor of Bauchi did, which led to the peace being enjoyed today in the Bauchi state Assembly, Governor Obaseki ‘s ego did not allow him do that. Today, he and his cohorts have dragged the NWC, NASS and the State APC through the courts.”