The All Progressives Congress (APC) has blamed the former national chairman of the party for losing the Edo governorship race to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governor Godwin Obaseki.
The party declared that they lost the election that took place on Sep 19 because of Oshiomhole’s irresponsible leadership. It would be recalled that the former chairman of the party was suspended by the Edo State chapter of the APC in 2019 following “anti-party activities”.
Oshiomhole, therefore lost his position as chairman of the party in 2020 as Nigeria’s governing party threatened to crash during a plethora of court cases. A statement signed by the APC State Chairman, Anselm Ojezua read, “The election has been generally acclaimed to be peaceful, orderly and transparent.
“The people of Edo have made their choice in a very clear and unambiguous manner. Our loss at the polls stems from the needless and avoidable crisis foisted on the party by a selfish, insensitive, arrogant and irresponsible leadership.”
The APC also urged the winner of the governorship election, Governor Godwin Obaseki to be “magnanimous in victory while we urge all those who contested to sheathe their swords and put the elections behind us.
“We must all close ranks with the government in order to ensure a seamless transition to the final lap of governance in the state without being subjected to any needless distraction and rancor.”
President Muhammadu Buhari and the national caretaker committee of the APC have applauded Obaseki for securing another term of four years in office.