APC Governorship Primary: Ojezua calls for calm, says Obaseki will be reelected as governor
Chairman of the Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Anselm Ojezua, Esq., has called for calm among party members and supporters following the unjust disqualification of the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki by the Governorship Primary Screening Committee of the party, noting that the governor has performed credibly well and will be reelected for a second term.
Anselm Ojezua, who spoke to journalists in Benin City after the announcement by the committee, said the result didn’t come as a surprise as the governor had alluded to the fact that he will not get justice from the screening exercise.
“I want to appeal to leaders and members of APC in Edo State to remain calm. The validity of the Screening Committee has not been established. A proper response to the report is yet to come as the leadership of the party in the State will meet tomorrow and at the end of the meeting give an appropriate response.”
He, however, appealed to the supporters of the party in the State to remain calm as the leadership of the party will meet on Saturday, 13th June, to properly respond to the report of the committee that screened candidates ahead of the June 22, 2020 APC Primary.
“By tomorrow, we will meet and be in a position to make a proper statement on what the future holds for the party in Edo State.”
Reacting to the governor’s chances of reelection following his decision not to appeal the screening result, the party chairman noted, “They didn’t say he will not contest the election but that he will not contest under the platform of the APC.”
Meanwhile, there are speculations that Gov. Obaseki may defect to PDP who allegedly have been beckoning on him with excitement to reclaim the state.
It’s alleged that governor defected to the PDP along with all 18 local government chairmen in the state, who over weeks have continuously stood by him.