Oyegun Accuses Oshiomhole Of Anti-Party Activities, Says APC Chair Behind Edo Crisis

The immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun, has again hit his successor, Adams Oshiomhole alleging that he is engaging in anti-party activities.

According to him, the APC National chairman  has been undermining Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.

Odigie-Oyegun said the national chairman was guilty of anti-party activities by working against the interest of the governor ahead of the governorship election holding next year.

Odigie-Oyegun spoke while reacting to the decision of the APC National Working Committee on the crisis rocking Edo State House of Assembly.

In Edo State House of Assembly, nine of the 24 lawmakers were inaugurated on Wednesday and afterwards elected principal officers.

The APC had in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, condemed the action, saying it was “illegal.”

Speaking through his Special Assistant on Political Affairs, Chief Ray Murphy, Oyegun lamented that Obaseki was receiving the highest distractions from his own political party and not from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

He said, “Today, there are all kinds of rancour coming from Edo State. They all boil down to godfatherism.

“Obaseki is the executive governor of Edo state and he should be allowed to exercise the powers vested in him by the law. To what purpose is this idea of the APC chairman putting the state under tension?”

Odigie-Oyegun stressed the need for APC to remain united, adding that the power game was all because of the 2020 governorship election.

“I have not heard that PDP or Edo leaders want to remove Obaseki. What has been trending is how his predecessor who happens to be the party chairman does not want him back in the office,” he added.