The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party in Edo state has suspended its National Leader, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, over his role in the political crisis currently plaguing the state.
This was after party chairmen across the eighteen (18) local governments in the South-South state passed a vote of no confidence on Mr Oshiomhole, according to an announcement made by Anselm Ojezua, the APC chairman in Edo on Tuesday.
“Consequent on the development, the State Executive Committee has adopted the vote of no confidence passed on him and the subsisting suspension order from the organs of the party in the state,”
Ojezua’s statement read.
“Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is the one behind the crisis in Edo APC. We have passed a vote of no confidence on him and he stands suspended from the party.
“We don’t want what happened in Zamfara State or other parts of the country to happen in Edo State.”
The internal crisis in Zamfara APC had prevented the party from conducting primary elections before the deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Oshiomhole and Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, are currently locked in horns ahead of next year’s gubernatorial election in Edo.