- Charles Idahosa, an APC chieftain in Edo state says Governor Godwin Obaseki does not like politicians because of the way they fleeced him before he emerged as governor of the state
- He said the delegate system of enthroning political party candidates was sufficed with corruption, and this put Obaseki off from politicians
- Idahosa lamented over the money-spinning exercise that characterised the Edo APC primaries
An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Charles Idahosa, says Governor Godwin Obaseki’s alleged hostility towards politicians can be traced to the way he was fleeced by them during the indirect primaries that led to his emergence as the ruling party’s candidate for the Edo state governorship election.
Idahosa, who served as a political adviser to the immediate past governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, made the comment in an interview with Vanguard.
NAIJ.com gathers that Idahosa opined that the delegate system of enthroning political party candidates was sufficed with corruption, and this put Obaseki off from politicians when he emerged as governor of the state.
He said: “One of the reasons that Obaseki has not been able to forgive the political class is the money he spent for his nomination because of the delegate process that was followed. It was not a direct primary."
Idahosa lamented over the money-spinning exercise that characterised the Edo APC primaries, as he expressed support for the direct primary method of selecting candidates.
He said: “It was a fortune for the delegates; the delegates were camped in hotels, first-class hotels for three days, they were paid thousands of naira. They were increasing it moment by moment, minute by minute.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that indications emerged, showing that the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, could be heading for a public spat with Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, over the mode of selection of the party’s candidates.
The Edo state chapter of the APC is reportedly pushing for a consensus arrangement against Oshiomhole’s injunction for the use of direct primaries for the selection exercise.
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