Former Minister of Data, Prince Tony Momoh has revealed how the All Progressives Congress, APC, misplaced the ‘laurel’ following the struggle between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole.
In line with him, the APC misplaced what it was preventing for when the Governor decamped to the Peoples Democratic Celebration, PDP, with the State’s purse and his complete political construction.
Momoh, a chieftain of the APC, famous that the struggle additionally crippled “the 2 elephants” within the sense that Obaseki misplaced the management of the APC whereas Oshiomhole was sacked because the Nationwide Chairman of the get together.
He famous that earlier than Obaseki left the APC there was no hope for the PDP profitable the election, including that “I stated Edo can be swept by APC and I nonetheless need the APC to brush the votes within the state, [because] I grew to become extra assured when Ize-Iyamu joined us in APC ”
The politician stated, nevertheless, that he “grew to become not snug when Obaseki left for PDP. I stated, Obaseki leaving shouldn’t be going to be a tea get together for us in APC [because] most significantly, he left with our purse.”
He stated all the cash going to Edo State goes to Obaseki and the Governor left with that cash and can not fund the APC however will now fund the PDP, “So, see what we’ve misplaced,” he lamented, as quoted by the Solar..
“I nonetheless say when two elephants struggle, the grass suffers, and that’s what will occur wherever within the nation. In every single place two elephants struggle the grass suffers,” Momoh added.
“The grass in Edo State suffered as a result of APC in Edo was factionalised into Obaseki- Shaibu Motion and Edo Individuals Motion.
“One working underneath the umbrella of Obaseki, whereas the opposite underneath the umbrella of Oshiomhole.
“I stated, the laurel why these two elephants are preventing is likely to be misplaced. Edo is now a PDP state as a result of the governor has moved over to PDP.
“So, we’ve misplaced what we have been preventing for. it now, the 2 elephants have been crippled –Obaseki ceased to be chief of APC in Edo, that’s crippling and Oshiomhole has ceased to be the nationwide chairman of the get together, that’s crippling,” added.
He famous that the PDP Governors in South-South are the most important earners from the federation account and can take part financially to make sure that Obaseki wins.
“They may lose the election if Edo voters insist that they need APC to proceed to rule that state and ignore the usage of cash,” Momoh stated.