Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze of the All Progressive Congress, APC has blamed the former National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomole for the loss suffered by the party in the just concluded Edo state governorship election.
As reported by Punch, Chief Eze, who is the former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct PDP, in a statement titled “Press release” regretted that Edo State has been added to the league of states like Zamafara, Rivers, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Sokoto, Adamawa, and Oyo that are being governed by the PDP.
He stated that it was Oshiomhole’s “self-styled and kooky steering model” that scuttled APC’s electoral chances.
He said Oshiomhole must apologise to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and members of the APC for “the serial embarrassments and heavy damages occasioned by his hinky and very quirky carriage.”
Commended the people of Edo state for ending godfatherism in the state, he also congratulated Governor Obaseki on his victory.
The statement added, “While appealing to Obaseki to find a place in his heart to forgive Oshiomhole and all those who helped him cause havoc in the APC, Chief Eze tasked the Edo State Governor to begin the process of taking back his position in the progressives family which he described as his natural habitat considering his numerous sacrifices and contributions in the formation of the party, assuring him that his place in the APC is still very much reserved and intact.
Eze counselled the candidate of the APC in the just concluded Edo election, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, to prevail on Oshiomhole to offset all his electoral expenses, seeing that it was his damaging campaign against him as well as his poor leadership mannerisms that caused him and the APC the election.
Complimenting INEC and security agencies for their high degree of competence and professionalism which translated into a peaceful and very successful electoral outing, he also called on Nigerians to commend the President for allowing a transparent process, describing him as a true statesman and democrat.