A Peoples Democratic Party chieftain in Edo State, Chief Dan Orbih, has asked the All Progressives Congress, to apologise to Edo people over its varying positions on Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Orbih, the immediate past chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo, made the call in Benin while reacting to the disqualification of Obaseki from APC Governorship primaries for June 22.
The screening committee for the ruling party had announced that the Edo governor was unfit to contest the primaries, saying it could not vouch for some certificates he claimed to possess.
He noted that at one time the governor was qualified to govern the state and was praised for being a financial expert.
Now the party has changed position essentially because of the problems the governor has with the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
“For me, the fact is that the people of Edo have not only been deceived, but they have also been made to bear the brunt of the deficiency in governance on account of the distractions that the governor has been subjected to through the dispute with the national chairman.
The party as such owes it as a moral duty to apologise to the people of Edo State before it can be taken seriously in any competitive bid for the votes of the electorate.
“We are sick and tired of APC’s serial certificate scandals,” the chieftain said.
Orbih faulted the ruling party for deliberately playing politics on the issue of the governor’s qualification, saying that it took the position to please the national leadership.
He said in view of this, the APC owed it as a moral obligation to apologise to Edo people.
- He said, “The APC owes it as a moral obligation to apologise to the people of Edo State for deceiving theM on the issue of the governor’s certificate.