EDHA: APC condemns conduct of some members-elect, says actions betray trust of Edo people
The leadership of the Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the actions of some members-elect under the platform of the party who are throwing tantrums over the emergence of the leadership of the newly-inaugurated 7th Edo State House of Assembly.
Crisis rocking the Edo state House of Assembly degenerated into a violent confrontation recently – Suspected hoodlums pounced on some lawmakers-elect in the state’s legislative house – Among those caught in the melee was Seidu, the younger brother of APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole
A report by Nigerian Tribune indicates that 15 Lawmakers-elect, including Mr. Seidu Oshiomhole representing Etsako West 11 in the Edo state House of Assembly, were attacked by some suspected hoodlum. Seidu is the younger brother of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) The Edo state House of Assembly have been in crisis in recent times following the reported factionalisation of the APC in Edo state.
Some of the lawmakers who were said to have sustained serious injuries were rushed to the hospital for treatment where they are still recuperating. According to the report, the 15 lawmakers attacked are loyal to the APC national chairman, and they were reportedly not invited to the inauguration of the state assembly on Monday, June 17, where nine members reportedly elected Honourable Frank Okiye as Speaker. During the violent assault, the elected legislators who vowed to resist the emergence of Okiye, a loyalist of Governor Godwin Obaseki, were severely beaten up by the thugs.
In a statement, the state chairman of the party, Mr. Anselm Ojezua, said the actions of the members-elect are a betrayal of the trust reposed in them by Edo people when they elected an APC-controlled House.
He called on the National Chairman of the Party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who should be aware of the issues, to call the members-elect to order, in the interest of the party in the state.
He noted, “The behaviour will not be tolerated. We are calling on the National Chairman who must have heard about their ignoble acts, to call them to order. What they have done is condemnable and will be handled with a firm hand. That is what we are going to do.”