Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said the ‘suspended’ National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole assaulted the sensibilities of Nigerians with his comments on the Supreme Court judgement on Bayelsa gubernatorial election.
In a statement issued by his Media Aide, Crusoe Osagie, while faulting Oshiomhole’s brash leadership style which has led the party to electoral losses especially in Bayelsa where the party under his leadership failed to do its homework on the candidates, called for his immediate resignation to save the party from further losses.
“We have observed with dismay the recent actions of the suspended APC national chairman, who’s rascality and brashness has continued to cause the party severe and embarrassing losses.
“For instance, it was most regrettable that Oshiomhole assaulted the sensibilities of Nigerians with his unguarded outburst after the initial Supreme Court verdict on the Bayelsa elections, disparaging the judgment as a ‘miscarriage of justice’.
“As if that was not enough, he upbraided the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for obeying the directives of the Supreme Court, threatening to reverse the judgment, which every right-thinking Nigerian, knew was final,” he said.
“It is best for the embattled national chairman to do the right thing and step down so that the party would no longer be burdened with his heavy baggage of impunity and rashness, which has caused the party grave, unforgivable losses.
“We have suffered enough from his brash approach to issues and Oshiomhole’s characteristic disregard for constituted authorities.
“In fact, the most recent verdict of the Supreme Court on the Bayelsa election and the punitive fines on APC lawyers is a clear consequence of the fruitless and vexatious case. It diminishes the APC in more ways than one and we are very saddened by the party’s loss,” the statement said.