By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) –takeholders of the All Progressive Congress extraction in the Afemai Sons and Daughters forum have warned the party against giving the former National Chairman of the Party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole senatorial ticket to represent Edo North, adding that such step will spell doom to for the party in that Zone.
According to them, Oshiomhole has exhausted his goodwill in Edo State and will donate the only Senatorial district under the control of the APC to the PDP by his long rejected Senatorial ambition if he is mistakenly given the ticket of the All Progressive Congress In the forth-coming election.
“This is tension-soaked time and it is not a time to demonstrate ego or supremacy of power that previously thrown the party into opposition in the State.”
“Oshiomhole will make APC lose out in the general election if given the party ticket because he cannot swim against the tide. Both the time and tide are against Oshiomhole’s Senatorial ambition due to the public resolve against his entrance into the race.
They maintained that what happened in Zamfara, Rivers, and other States in 2019 where the Court nullified the APC candidates might repeat itself in Edo North if the party ticket is given to Oshiomhole due to the multiple legal litigations already hanging around his neck arising from his sack as National Chairman and suspension from his ward and other Court cases, which they claimed he has not appealed.
“Today, he (Oshiomhole) cannot be seen as a member of the APC because his suspension has neither been reversed nor has he sought an appeal. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), is already waiting to use his multiple litigations against the APC to knock Oshiomhole out through legal process if the APC ticket is given to him. Such a costly mistake implies that APC will not have a candidate in Edo North while PDP will coast to victory unopposed they warned.
In a Communiqué issued and signed by Dr. Michael Aliu on behalf of the Afemai Sons and Daughters forum after an enlarged stakeholder meeting in Lagos, the group reminded the National Leadership that Edo North is the only Senatorial district under the control of APC in the State and as such should not be used to gamble.
They said that the meeting became necessary due to the division that Oshiomhole’s entry into the Edo North Senatorial race has already created.
Edo APC is already in opposition and gasping for breath therefore does not need a polarizing aspirant that will make us lose Edo North in the general election as it happened in 2020.
“The statement claimed that “Oshiomhole has done more harm to Edo State APC than good and any attempt to have Oshiomhole as a candidate under APC will lead to massive collateral damage to the Party in the State.”
Nigerians expect that Oshiomhole would have learned a lesson from what turned him into a spectator at his own game in the Edo 2020 general election”, they said.