- An APC chieftain has accused the party of marginalising members of the CPC
- Godwin Erhahon said no former member or leader of the defunct CPC, was elected into APC executive at the recently concluded congresses
- He said ex-governor Adams Oshiomhole should be called to explain how he accommodated former members in both government and party structures in Edo
A former secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Edo state, Godwin Erhahon, has accused the party of marginalising members of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).
Vanguard reports that Erhahon, the Patron of Buhari Youth Organisation, Buhari Friends Organisation Network and Izon-Ibe Global Policy Network in statement said no former member or leader of CPC now defunct, was elected into APC executive at the recently concluded APC 192 wards and local government congresses.
He said such political arrangements, negate the letters of the merger and cast doubt on the internal democracy of the party ahead of 2019 general election.
“The minister of state and chairman board of governing council of one of the Federal Polytechnics appointed from CPC legacy in Edo state were picked directly from the presidency, not nominees from Edo state government or party secretariat.
"As chairman of CPC legacy, myself, my ACN and ANPP legacy counterparts with himself then as governor started the formation of APC in Edo State in 2013. What yardstick did he use to exclude me from the state caucus?
"I challenge the governors and other national leaders from ANPP, CPC and APGA legacies to call Adams Oshiomhole to explain to them how he accommodated their former members in both government and party structures in Edo State before supporting him for the national chairmanship," he said.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, had dared the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the forthcoming election.
Fayose said the people of the state would resist any attempt to rig the election in Ekiti in July.
He said he was aware that there were plans being hatched by certain people to rig the coming election which he said would show the difference between ‘boys and men'.
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