John Odigie-Oyegun, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked Adams Oshiomhole, his successor, to desist from interfering in the administration of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state.
Odigie-Oyegun gave the advice in a statement signed by Ray Murphy, his public affairs adviser, on Sunday.
He appealed to Oshiomhole to stop disgracing the ruling party, saying Obaseki should be given a breathing space to concentrate on governing the state.
He recalled that he never interfered with Oshiomhole’ administration when he was governor and wondered why it has become difficult for him to realise that Obaseki is the only APC governor in the whole of the south-south.
“I appeal to him (Oshiomhole) to stop disgracing the governing party APC and Edo state,” he said.
“He should give the governor a breathing space to concentrate in doing the job of serving the people of Edo.
“I wonder how he could easily forget that I never interfered or bothered about how he ran the government as the then governor of Edo, all the while I occupied the position of the party’s national chairman.
“I am yet to come to terms with why it has become difficult for Oshiomhole to realise that Obaseki is the only APC governor in the entire south-south.
“And he should be allowed to concentrate on giving the people of Edo the dividends of democracy. ”
He urged APC governors not to stand aside and watch their fellow colleague “hampered by a party chairman whose actions might lead to political misfortune of the party”.