Governor Godwin Obseki of Edo State has said the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, is no longer a member of the ruling party.
Obaseki made this known while speaking at a rally of the APC members from the Owan East and West Local Government Areas in Sabogida-Ora earlier on Thursday.
The governor also claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the state APC to deal with the Edo Progressive Movement and Oshiomhole for anti-party activities.
He maintained that the Edo State APC is united, strong and formidable.
Obaseki said: “The APC is one party. Those that say they are in the EPM are not APC, including their national chairman, who we have suspended in Edo State. Those mistakenly elected into Edo State House of Assembly, who are members of the EPM, have been thrown out and the Independent National Electoral Commission is aware and will soon announce a date for a fresh election, where we will have opportunity to elect credible representatives, who will represent us in the House.
“Any person doing anti-party activities, President Muhammadu Buhari has asked us to deal with them. We have been told to go back to organise our party. That’s why we are here. As a ruling party in the state, we have done a lot for the Edo people, moving the state forward progressively, but the EPM are afraid of progress and will do anything to ensure we don’t get another term.”
The governor accused members of the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) of trying to frustrate the good works of his administration.
“Their intention is to discredit our administration, but the people of Edo know better,” Obaseki said.