The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has described the his predecessor and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as staunch respecter of illegality saying he (Oshiomhole) will be dealt with if he continues to disrupt activities in the state and in the Edo APC.
Obaseki who spoke at a meeting with 18 APC local government Chairmen in the state noted that Oshiomhole didn’t tolerate different party factions as governor and wonder why he is causing rancor in the state party that elevated him to the position he currently occupies.
The Governor declared that if the national chairman fails to retrace his steps on the show of shame he has continue to display with the disruption of party activities and support the state government, he (Oshiomhole) would be disgraced, dealt with and expelled.
According to him, “This is not a party man. Look at the dump he kept the party as a Secretariat. With all the resources we had he could not support the party until the landlord evicted us. You are Governor or chairman based on the platform that elevated you. That is why I looked for one of the most beautiful building along Airport Road and said this is the secretariat of the party.
“All these nonsense they are doing. If anybody in the name of our party tries to do anything contrary to what we have agreed as a party we will deal with that person ruthlessly no matter who he is.
“If you are elected a chairman, your attitude should show if you believe in the party. Party supremacy means the leadership of the party must respect the membership. It is the members that make the party supreme because the members subscribed to a constitution which governs the conduct of the party. One man cannot be the party.
“I am the Governor of Edo State and I so authorize it. If anyone comes to your ward or local government to do things outside what the party has agreed I hereby authorize you to deal with that person seriously.
“We are warning the suspended National Chairman. If he continues his activities in Edo State, I will show him that I am the Governor of Edo State. Why he was Governor, he will not tolerate a fraction of the misdemeanor and misbehavior he is undertaking today. I have declared that if Oshiomhole comes here to Edo to say he wants to disrupt the activities of the state and the party we will deal with him the way we know how best to do it.
“Comrade Oshiomhole stands suspended from the party. In due course, we will expel him if he does not behave. The party does not belong to him, it belongs to all of us. We are following the wish of our people. Our next step is to make sure we convince more people to join our party so that all of us can move this state to the next level. I will give you all the support to strengthen the party at the local government. Monthly meetings must hold. Monthly wards meetings must hold. Attendance must be taken. Wherever there are issues, you sit down and discuss it.”