By Jide Orintunsi, Abuja
All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State on Tuesday dispelled rumour that the State Working Committee (SWC) is set to expel former National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The party however said the Committee will be meeting on Thursday to review the entire electioneering campaign; the election and the party’s defeat at the September 19 guber election to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Godwin Obaseki of the PDP defeated APC flag bearer, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in the keenly contested election with other 12 candidates.
The state factional party Chairman, Barrister Anslem Ojezua in a telephone interview debunked the rumour making rounds that the State Working Committee (SWC) has written the national leadership of the party of their resolve to expel former National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The social media was awashed on Tuesday with a tweet; allegedly by the state chairman that, “I have written to the APC National headquarters that I and all the party chairmen down to the ward level have all signed the petition to completely expel Adams Oshiomhole from our great Party.”
But in the telephone interview with our Correspondent, the chairman debunked such action, maintaining that the party was yet to meet to review the entire election and its fallout.
He claimed that he was not aware of such move.
According to Ojezua, “We have not met. We are meeting on Thursday to review the entire situation. That is when we will make our decision known by way of formal briefing. We have not met. We shall meet on Thursday.”
When told that it was gathered that some local government party chairmen were spoiling for Oshiomhole’s expulsion, the chairman said, “they (local govt party leaders) can come and canvass that at the meeting and if that is the decision that is taken, then it is fine, but at the moment we have not met. We are meeting on Thursday.”
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