Some members of Edo state caucus in the National Assembly have passed a vote of confidence on National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, amidst the dispute between him the state governor, Godwin Obaseki.
Their endorsement is happening same day some aggrieved APC supporters demanded immediate removal of Oshiomhole.
The caucus led by Senator Francis Alimikhena, also has Deputy Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Peter Akpatason; Hon. Patrick Aisowieren; Hon. Johnson Ogbunna, Hon. Julius Ihonvbere and Hon. Dennis Idahosa, who passed the message at a edit briefing on Thursday.
The lawmakers however said governor Obaseki should immediately issue another proclamation as stipulated in the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and have all the 24 elected members of the State House of Assembly properly inaugurated to enable them to duly represent their constituents.
They further urged the state governor to stop all forms of intimidation and harassment of elected officials, appointees and perceived enemies, for peace to reign in Edo state.
“We the APC caucus in the National Assembly, hereby without hesitation, express our undiluted and absolute confidence in the sterling and patriotic leadership of the National Chairman of the APC Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole who has been doing excellently well and just won two tough elections with landslides.
“We advice governor Obaseki and his management to appreciate the damage they are doing to the State and Party with their undemocratic and unorthodox political actions and to retrace their steps,” Akpatason who presented the caucus’ position said.
The caucus which expressed displeasure over the lingering crisis in the state, said the “new culture of terrorism and political gangsterism was designed to intimidate party members and officials and the general public, believing that the governor’s quest for a second term could be obtained by hook and crook, intimidation and violence.”