The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said he would not appeal his disqualification from participating in the governorship primaries of the APC slated for Monday June 22.
The governor in a statement his media aide, Crusoe Osagie, issued Friday, said it was needless filing an appeal when the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, carefully orchestrated the move from the beginning.
The statement, however, bemoaned: “We have watched the mockery of democratic process, which Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is administering and superintending over in our great party, APC. It has been an unfortunate, disheartening and dreadful spectacle.”
According to him, they had initially asserted that going by the open display and enthronement of illegality by one man in the party that comprises several organs and eminent personalities, there was no way that Obaseki would get a fair assessment in the run-up to the nomination of candidates to fly the flag of the party in the forthcoming Edo gubernatorial election.
As stated in the release, it is unfortunate that this open show of shame, illegality and travesty of justice is the brand of democracy Oshiomhole had reduced the APC into. “The situation is quite saddening because this is a party supposedly reputed for change, equity and social justice”.
Consequently, the statement noted: “We have decided that it would be effort in futility to appeal whatever the unjust outcome of the evaluation and screening process of the APC will be, especially when Comrade Oshiomhole has declared that he is the Supreme Court and ultimate determiner of the fate and future of our great party.”
While wishing Oshiomhole luck in his “maladministration” of the party and trusting that the Almighty will help our country to find the path to true liberty, freedom and justice, they called on all party members and the teeming supporters of Governor Obaseki to remain calm and await further directives.Follow us on social media