- Aggrieved APC youths in Edo state have accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of marginalisation
- They alleged that Obaseki had abandoned many of the party members and leaders who worked to ensure his emergence as governor
- The youths said if they cannot benefit from a government they suffered for, they will not work for the government
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has been accused of marginalisation of some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), by aggrieved youths of the party.
The APC youths made the accusation via their convener, Tony Kabaka, while addressing journalists in Benin on Monday, July 16, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that they alleged that Obaseki had abandoned many of the party members and leaders who worked to ensure his emergence as governor in the 2016 governorship election.
According to Kabaka, the governor appointed “foreigners” into his cabinet, and sidelined party elders. He expressed worry that if Obaseki fails to reconcile the aggrieved leaders and elders of the party, the legacy of the immediate past governor of the state, Adams Oshiomole, could be in vain.
Kabaka urged the governor to reconcile the aggrieved members in order to prevent the defeat recorded by the Peoples Democratic Party in the recently held Ekiti state gubernatorial election from playing out in Edo.
He stated: “What happened in Ekiti is an example the government should learn from. If we cannot benefit from a government we suffered for, we will not work for the government."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Godwin Obaseki on Monday, July 16, placed a N10 million bounty on the assailants of four policemen killed in Sabon-gida Ora, Owan West local government area of the state, on July 14.
This was announced by the special adviser to the governor on media and communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, after an emergency security meeting between the governor and security chiefs in Benin on Monday.
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