Edo: APC Demand Governor Obaseki’s Resignation With Immediate Effect

For the second time, this year the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Col David Imuse RTD has called on Mr Godwin Obaseki, the Edo state governor to resign from office, with immediate effect so that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC can begin to prepare for a fresh gubernatorial elections.

The call is contained in statement by the Chairman of the party, Col David Imuse RTD signed by the Assistant State Publicity Secretary Edo APC, Osehobo Victor Ofure.

In the statement the party Chairman who had in the past lamented the collapse of governance in Edo due to what he calls the rudderless government led by the governor, said his renewed call is in tandem with the fears of many people, that government in the state has finally come to a halt.

The Edo APC chairman said it is funny that it came from the horse’s mouth, Governor Obaseki that governance in the state henceforth will take the back seat while he gallivants, campaigning for the presidential candidate of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

He said Mr Godwin Obaseki made this lazy declaration at the inauguration of the Presidential Campaign Council from his crowd of political jobbers, sycophants and praise singers in a faction of the embattled PDP in Benin City, which he leads and has no candidates in the 2023 general elections.

“As from today, governance will take back seat while campaign will take front seat until Atiku emerge victorious”, Imuse quoted the governor as saying.

Imuse said that even before this public display of cluelessness, Edo people were aware that Governor Obaseki has run out of ideas since he was sworn in for a second term in office. This he said is because after he lost the original copy of his manifesto labelled, “Make Edo Grounded Again”, his co-travellers and business partners have not been unable to get him an alternative.


“The result has been for the Governor to stay away from Benin City, the state capital as often as possible, while pretending to be busy searching for investors, signing agreements or MOUs or campaigning in an election in which he is not a candidate.

“The irony of all these is that Mr Obaseki who was even described as a tenant in the party, and did not attend the embattled PDP Presidential primary with a single delegate is biting more than he can chew. He was a loner who entered the Guinness Book of world records as the first elected public official to attend his political party presidential primaries without a delegate.

“Even the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku, is busy attending to his numerous investments in Dubai and France while other bona fide PDP governors like the chairman and director-general of the Campaign Council respectively, Mr Udom Emmanuel and Aminu Tambuwal are still doing their jobs”.

Imuse concluded that, ” This goes to confirm our conclusion that Edo State today is not a democracy but a dictatorship with Mr. Godwin Obaseki as the Executive, the legislature and the Judiciary, hence our call for the governor to resign with immediate effect”.

Victor Ofure Osehobo
Assistant State Publicity Secretary, APC Edot/


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