Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has upbraided the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for bringing up his disqualification from the Edo governorship contest to the appeals committee saying that he did not appeal.
Describing the mention of his case before the appeal as part of a charade, Obaseki in a statement issued by his spokesman, Crusoe Osagie said:
“As if the embarrassment which they brought to the party through the shameless and unjust disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki by the screening committee was not sufficient, they have now gone ahead to announce that the appeal committee has upheld the dubious disqualification.
“The question is how does an Appeal Committee claim to uphold an issue that was not appealed.
“The governor has been unequivocal in his stance that he was not going to appeal the so-called disqualification by a screening committee that can best be described as a gathering of court jesters, who congregated to massage the ego of their paymaster, who is Comrade Oshiomhole.
“Juxtaposing this comical, distasteful and disgraceful charade against the mantra of change, integrity, social justice and progress, which ought to be the character of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), reveals the depth of the abyss into which Comrade Oshiomhole has dragged the party.
“While thanking the members of our great party in Edo State and the governor’s teeming supporters across party divides and the entire spectrum of the society for their firm solidarity and unwavering support, we call on them to remain focused on the ultimate objective, which is sustaining the good governance and growth trajectory of Edo State through the leadership of Governor Obaseki, from 2020 to 2024.”