The Vice-Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Campaign Council on Communications and Publicity for the Edo Governorship elections, Patrick Obahiagbon, has accused the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, of harassing members of the party serving in elected offices.
Obahiagbon alleged that Obaseki was harassing APC members in his government over their refusal to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
He stated this while addressing journalists and was contained in a statement signed by the spokesman of APC’s governorship campaign council, John Mayaki.
Obahiagbon described the alleged action of “Obaseki as undemocratic, Machiavellian, and depreciable intolerance that must be rejected by all.”
He said: “The brazen resort to strong-arm stratagems, unbridled intimidation and macabre bludgeoning of APC members elected into various government positions simply because they have refused to decamp to the PDP along with the Governor verges on depreciable intolerance. It’s unacceptable to us and we call on all progressive democratic forces to condemn this anti-democratic acts oozing from the seat of government, in the strongest of terms.
“A situation where our faithful party elected officials have been suspended from their offices and in some cases, their salaries withdrawn and at other times, forced out of office is not only anti-democratic and Machiavellian but also palpably displays a resort to brute force which must be robustly repudiated by a coalition of progressive forces.
“We commend our teeming loyal APC party members in this government who have voluntarily turned in their letters of resignation rather than betraying their unalloyed commitment to the fine ideals of our great party”.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK