Cracks in Edo APC as Gov Obaseki accuses some members of blackmail

by on May 11, 2019

The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has issued a note of warning to those he considers detractors and greedy politicians in the State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Obaseki in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie said he will never sacrifice the state’s collective patrimony to gratify the insatiable greed of a handful of individuals who have constituted themselves into mischief makers in the state chapter of the APC.

According to him, no amount of divisive politics and falsehood employed by a few persons in the state chapter of the APC, will divert him from delivering the dividends of democracy to the people of Edo State.

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The statement by Obaseki reads thus; “Only a handful of individuals whose insatiable greed the governor has refused to entertain at the expense of the peoples’ collective patrimony have decided to employ malfeasant tactics to blackmail him, the government and the party.

“They have since been advised to accept the fact that the peoples’ interest takes precedence over their avarice and that is our final word to them.”

The statement added: “Governor Obaseki’s focus is to work for Edo people who gave him the mandate and no form of distraction will dissuade him. There is no gainsaying that there is a general acceptance of Governor Obaseki and his approach to governance.

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“All that is needed to gauge public opinion is to walk through the streets in any part of the state. The revolution in basic education, transparency in governance and huge infrastructural projects are sufficient to erode the effect of any fake news or contrived controversy.

“Edo people restated their faith in Governor Obaseki when they voted en masse for the APC in the last House of Assembly election in the state, with the APC coasting to glory in all 24 state constituencies, a feat, never before achieved in our recent political history. The message was clear: Edo people want an APC-controlled Assembly to support the governor’s vision for the state,” the statement added.

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