Tony Kabaka led Aggrieved Edo APC Youths Accused Obaseki Of Neglect
Members of the All Progressives Congress under the aegis of Aggrieved APC Youths, Monday, threatened to withdraw their support from Edo State governor Godwin Obaseki for his lack of sensitivity to the plight of those who worked assiduously for his emergency in the last governorship election in the state.
Spokesperson for the group, Comrade Tony Kabaka gave the hint in a press briefing held in Benin City.
He said there is no point working for a man who has used and dumped them after emerging as the governor of the state.
Kabaka said the governor has decided to retire and starve leaders of the party.
“When Obaseki came, he said he was going to retire all the old politicians. My questions now is that, is Gentleman Amegor, Francis Inegbeneki, Charles Idahosa and others too old for politics? Let him come out and tell us.”, he said
The spokesperson for the Aggrieved members of the party said Obaseki should learn from the mistakes of governor Fayose Ayodele of Ekiti state who was defeated in the just concluded Ekiti election for his lack of sensitivity to the plights of those who had earlier work for the survival of the party.
He said the way governor Obaseki is going, there is every indication that he might loose their support in the state.
He blamed Adams Oshiomhole for dragging them into the mess they found themselves adding that if they had worked for the immediate past deputy governor of the state, Pius Odubu, Chris Ogiemwonyi and Gen. Charles Ariavbere, it would have been more rewarding for them.
“It was Oshiomhole that told us to work and deliver Obaseki in the last Edo State governorship election. You are the one that has put us in this mess that we find ourselves.
“Oshiomhole did roads but Obaseki is just busy taring lanes besides, the lanes are even done by NDDC”, he said.
He also accused the governor of the state for rewarding his friends from the neighbouring state with the juicy contracts to the detriment of the people of Edo State.
Kabaka said Obaseki has paid them with bad coin for neglecting them over the years even when they have done enough for him adding that they are waiting for the evil day to come to pay him back in his own coin.
Also speaking, coordinator, Masses Eye, Mr. Momorin Samson said they are tired of the state governor empowering his friends with the jobs meant for the people of the state.
“We are tired of Monkey dey work and baboon dey chop. You cannot fool the Edo people. You brought people from Lagos to occupy juicy positions while our people in the state are relegated”, he said.
On the part of Mrs. Aiyowie Osagie Usoh, Obaseki has plugged the state into deplorable condition worse than it was adding that the governor relieved people of their livelihood without making an alternative means of survival for them.
She said the governor should do the needful by creating an enabling environment for the youths to earn a living for themselves.
Reacting, chairman of the party Anslem Ojezua said, ” the youths are being misled. He advised them to be patient “