Drama as APC Suspends its National Chairman, Oshiomhole

Says the action is to avoid the repeat of Zamfara saga

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State after the meeting of the 18 chairmen of the local government areas of the state has suspended its national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

The State chairman, Anselm Ojezua, who made this known in a statement on Tuesday night said Oshiomhole‘s suspsension followed the vote of no confidence passed on him by the chairmen of the APC in the 18 LGAs of the state.

He said “We don’t want what happened in Zamfara State or other parts of the country to happen in Edo State.”

Earlier, the Deputy State Chairman of the APC in Edo State, Kenneth Asekomhe was on Tuesday quoted as saying, “After the meeting of the State Executive Committee, in pursuant of Article 17, Section 5 of APC constitution of 2014, as amended, we the undersigned members passed a vote of no confidence on the State Secretary of the party, Mr Lawrence Okah. He is hereby removed from office.

“The committee also passed a vote of confidence on the State Chairman of APC, Mr Anselm Ojezua.

”The APC chairmen in the 18 LGAs of the state also reaffirmed their support for the second term bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki on account of his developmental strides.

Parts of the statement read below:“Consequent on the development, the State Executive Committee has adopted the vote of no confidence passed on him and the subsisting suspension order from the organs of the party in the state.

“Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is the one behind the crisis in Edo APC. We have passed a vote of no confidence on him and he stands suspended from the party.”

Recall that the Supreme Court of Nigeria sacked all the elected public officers who contested the February 23 and March 9 elections in Zamfara State under APC over non
compliance to Electoral Act.

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