Ahead of the Edo State governorship election, the former Commissioner for Education in the state, Gideon Obhakhan has called on the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to forget about seeking re-election under the All Progressives Congress.
Obhakhan, while speaking with newsmen in Benin, called on Governor Obaseki to obey the directive of the National Assembly in conjunction with the National Working Committee of the party to send a proclamation letter to carry out a fresh inauguration of the 7th Assembly in the State before the five-day deadline given to him.
“The governor’s action is full of anti-party activities gear towards truncating the good name the party we have built over the years. For we in APC and Edo Peoples’ Movement, we are saying no to Obaseki’s second term”
The former Commissioner pointed to the Governor’s way of relieving appointees who are allegedly loyal to the national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, and describing it as a witchhunt to bring disrepute to the party.
“The state is in an unfortunate situation today because of one man who is Mr know it all, he is not our candidate. He is APC by name not by blood. If he is planning to decamp to another party all he needs, is to formalise the process because we are seeing what is happening. His advisers are doing a very poor job.
“Nobody can intimidate the people of Edo State for it is our right to make our choice especially at a time like this when the state is in dire need of good dividends of democracy.”