Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina during a recent interview on with Attah Ikideh, has disclosed that President Buhari tried severally to settle the rift between All Progressives Congress national chairman, Adams Oshiomole and Edo State, Godwin Obaseki but failed.
The revelation is coming after Obaseki announced his decision to leave the APC on Tuesday shortly after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari.
Shedding light on the issue, Adesina said:
“One thing about the president is that he likes to be fair to everybody,”
“So those who are complaining he has not done this, he has not done that, they don’t know what he has done.”
“What he has done is to meet with the parties separately. And he has been doing this for more than a year since the crisis in Edo began. So, if the people are in entrenched positions and refuse to shift ground, what would the president do as a democrat? You allow the process to run its course.”
He further disclosed that the President met with both men separately on more than one occasion, admonishing them to follow the party’s constitution.
“What people expect the president to do is to legislate things, to order Obaseki ‘No, step down’ or order Oshiomhole ‘No, give him the ticket’. That is not democracy. When you begin to order and legislate things like that you would be unfair to one party,” he said.
Recall that Obaseki was disqualified from contesting the Party’s gubernatorial primaries by a screening committee last week. He officially left the party today alongside his deputy, Philip Shuaibu.