Edo State government mobilize thugs to disrupt Friday’s APC NEC meeting


Following the legal suspension of Barr Anselm Ojezua as chairman of the Edo APC, the state government has been restless knowing fully well that the newly legally elected chairman, Col. David Imuse (Rtd.) won’t compromise in their clandestine and illegal activities to clampdown on all activities of the party at the state level.

Several reports have it that the state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki is trying hard to disorganise the party at the state level, to enable him get some party members to join him while exiting the party to the opposition PDP.

To actualize his aims, the state governor and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, have resorted to challenging legal actions of the party at the national level.

Recall that the former state chairman, Barr Anselm Ojezua was legally suspended by 13 out of the 18 State Working Committee members last week, a suspension that was subsequently upheld by the National Working Committee of the party, as it met Constitutional requirements.

A government house source reliably disclosed to ChrisOsaMediaGroup that the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has instructed the 18 local government chairmen in the state to mobilize 50 youths from each LGA to disrupt the NEC meeting slated to hold on Friday at the party’s national secretariat, in Abuja.

“Their (thugs) business in Abuja is to boo, disgrace Oshiomhole and protest against the legal suspension of former Edo APC chairman, Anselm Ojezua, while opposing the legal installation of the new party chairman, Col. David Imuse (Rtd.)”, the source said.

“This exercise will be organized by the deputy governor, Philip Shaibu; SA to the governor on political matters (Edo South) Osaigbovo Iyoha; SA to the governor on political matters (Edo North) Kabiru Adjoto; and SA to the governor on security, Andrew Momodu.”

The source further disclosed that three buses per local government area have been on the road since yesterday, as some thugs are already in Abuja, while others are on their way.

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