Another drama in Edo! APC sacks Obaseki over plot to defect to PDP
The crisis rocking the Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has shown little sign of abating, with a faction of the party announcing the suspension of State Governor Godwin Obaseki, his deputy and secretary to the state government, for allegedly perfecting plans to defect to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of next year’s election.
Earlier, another faction of the APC had announced the suspension of National Chairman and former Edo Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
The Edo Peoples Movement, a faction of the APC on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 announced the suspension of Obaseki; his deputy, Philip Shaibu; and the Secretary to the State Government, Ogie Osarodion.
Announcing the suspension at an enlarged meeting and press briefing which took place at the residence of Gen. Charles Airhiavbere in Benin, Patrick Ikahriale who read the speech on behalf of EPM said, “Governor Obaseki, his deputy, Phillip Shuaibu; Anslem Ojezua and Osarodion Ogie (SSG), from available information from top leaders of the PDP, have concluded plans to defect from the APC and seek re-election on that platform.
“For us the authentic APC stakeholders in Edo State, we wholeheartedly denounce such.