Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in South-South region have thrown their unflinching support behind the National Chairman of the Party, Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomhole in the ensuring crisis rocking the Edo State chapter of the APC.
The Chairmen described the crisis as avoidable if not for the hard-line position adopted by the suspended chairman, Anselm Ojezua, who turned down all entreaties made by the Chairman of the APC States’ Chairmen Forum who mandated the deputy chairman of the forum to mediate and find an amicable way out of the logjam.
“We frown at the level of disrespect and arrogance exhibited by the suspended Chairman who in clear breach of the APC Constitution, announced an illegal suspension of the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole from the Party”.
The State Chairmen dissociated themselves from the shameful and illegal activities of the now suspended Edo State Chairman who vowed to fight to finish when the peace committee led by the deputy Chairman, Forum of State Chairmen approached him.
They urged the National Working Committee to dissolve the State chapter and set up a caretaker committee to pilot the affairs of the party in Edo State.
The Chairmen, therefore, reaffirmed their total commitment and unalloyed support for the National Chairman, Adams Aliu Oshiomhole, while appealing to its teeming members in Edo State, to remain calm and law abiding to allow the party deal with the unfortunate rebellion.
Don’t panic, I am still contesting – Lyon
The Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Saturday governorship election, Chief David Lyon, has asked people of Bayelsa State not to panic saying he was still contesting the election.
Lyon said the Court of Appeal has asked all parties to return to the status quo and called on Bayelsans to come out on Saturday and vote massively for the APC.
Speaking through the Alternate Director General of the David Lyon and Degi Eremienyo Campaign Organization, Prof. Seyefa Brisibe, Lyon asked the people not to be deterred by antics of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Describing the ruling as a procured judgement, Brisibe urged Bayelsans not to panic but go ahead to vote the APC and its candidate during the Saturday governorship election.
He said: “Let me use this opportunity to let all Bayelsans and our teaming supporters know that there is no cause for alarm. Our candidates, Chief David Lyon and Bishop Degi Eremienyo are fully, squarely on the ballot.
“This is because, we, as law abiding citizens, have done what is proper, judicious and procedural to see that that judgement does not stand.
“I want to appeal to all Bayelsans in the remotest areas, which our next governor stands for, to come out enmass to vote the APC come November 16.”
Brisibe noted that all through the campaign across the state, the APC candidate enjoyed massive acceptance from the electorate following their love for him as a result of his philanthropic work.
He said it was clear that the opposition was jittery over the swelling popularity of the APC candidate whom he said was coming to liberate Bayelsans from the shackles of poverty created by the outgoing government.