Edo APC Crisis: Confusion Over Oshiomhole’s Fate As Ward, LG Chairmen Insist He’s Still Under Suspension

Posted on June 20, 2020 || By: Global News

The executive committee of ward 10 in Etsako west local government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state has lifted the suspension on Adams Oshiomhole as a member of the party.

 Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Emuakemeh Sule, secretary of the ward, 17 members out of 26 signed the resolution.

However, in a swift response, APC Chairman in Etsako Ward 10, Mr. Oshawo Stephen, has dismissed claims that the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as a member of the party has been lifted, insisting that the ward executives stand by their suspension of the erstwhile National Chairman of the APC.

In a statement, Mr. Stephen said the ward executives who were elected into office in 2018 remain intact and have not been displaced by anybody, describing the claims of the lifting of the suspension as a charade.

According to him, “The suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by the ward executives remains valid.

The statements to the contrary in the media are false and should
be disregarded. We stand by our decision and have no reservation on the action as it is in the best interest of the party.

“The ward executives as well as our
counterparts at the Etsako West Local Government level stand by the suspension of Government level stand by the suspension of Comrade Oshiomhole for his divisive role in the crisis rocking the APC in Edo State.”

Meanwhile, the Chairman APC in Etsako West LGA, Ezolomhe Rabiat, also affirmed that the LGA executives are still members of the party in the state and stand by the suspension of Comrade Oshiomhole.

Oshiomhole was suspended by the party in November following his protracted disagreement with Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo.

It was on this basis a high court in federal capital territory (FCT) ordered Oshiomhole’s suspension as APC national chairman.

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