The All Progressives Congress in Edo State has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of dictatorial practices in governing the state.
The opposition party in the state also called on Obaseki to resign over the governor’s pronouncements that campaign activities will take centre stage in the stage going forward.
The APC Edo State Chairman, Col David Imuse (rted.), made the call over the weekend, adding that Obaseki’s resignation would give the Independent National Electoral Commission ample opportunity to conduct a fresh governorship election in the state.
In the statement signed by the APC Deputy Publicity Secretary, Ofure Osehobo, Imuse said the call was in line with the fears of many Edo people, that governance in the state has finally come to a halt.
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He stressed that the governor has gone out of ideas since he was sworn in for second term.
“The result has been for the Governor to stay away from Benin City, the state capital as often as possible, while pretending to be busy searching for investors, signing agreements or MOUs or campaigning in an election in which he is not a candidate.
“The irony of all these is that Mr Obaseki who was even described as a tenant in the party, and did not attend the embattled PDP Presidential primary with a single delegate is biting more than he can chew.
“Even the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku, is busy attending to his numerous investments in Dubai and France while other bona fide PDP governors like the chairman and director-general of the Campaign Council respectively, Mr Udom Emmanuel and Aminu Tambuwal are still doing their jobs”.
“This goes to confirm our conclusion that Edo State today is not a democracy but a dictatorship with Mr. Godwin Obaseki as the Executive, the legislature and the Judiciary, hence our call for the governor to resign with immediate effect.”