The Assistant Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Victor Osehobo, has refuted claims that the Edo North Senator, Adams Oshiomhole, was imposing a preferred governorship aspirant ahead of the party’s primary election.
Osehobo clarified that the reports were baseless and aimed at sowing discord before the primary elections. Osehobo emphasized that Senator Oshiomhole, known for his commitment to due process, would not engage in such actions.
He stated, “Allegations of Sen. Oshiomhole endorsing and imposing a preferred governorship aspirant are baseless, considering the direct primary process yet to take place.”
The timing of these allegations, coinciding with the start of the primary screening, raises suspicions. Osehobo questioned the credibility of the claims, particularly regarding secret meetings with former commissioners Kassim Afegbua and Mika Amanokha.
He pointed out that the accessibility of Afegbua and Amanokha raises doubts as to why they were not directly approached for clarification.
Osehobo also highlighted that the transparent process through which a candidate emerges should be understood.
He dismissed the notion that Oshiomhole was urging endorsements from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice-President Kashim Shettima, and the National Chairman of APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, as a desperate attempt to create chaos.
This article was updated 3 weeks ago