Obaseki opens up on alleged rifts in Edo APC
Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has dismissed rumours of in-fighting in the Edo State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), noting that the fake news is the handiwork of few individuals who want the party to put them first above the interest of everyone else.
The governor disclosed this on Monday during an enlarged meeting with APC leaders from Edo North Senatorial District, held in Jattu, Etsako West Local Government Area.
He said the rumour of in-fighting was being spread by a few disgruntled persons, who raise issues that are not real on the pages of newspapers.
Obaseki noted that after meeting with APC leaders in the three senatorial districts of the state, the feedback so far was that there was no issue, stating “The consensus is that there are a few people trying to hustle for positions they hope may be available in Abuja. In doing this, they create the impression and feeling that there are several groups in the state and they try to align themselves for such roles. As far as I am concerned, that is primitive politics.”
He noted, “We have one solid, united party and the majority of the leaders all agree that as a government we have done well. The people are happy with the government and the party is happy with us as well.”
Obaseki described the APC as a progressive party, which puts the welfare of the people first, adding, “Some individuals want us to put them first, which is against the party’s philosophy. In our party, we don’t share money or public fund but use it for the benefit of the people.”