Presidential poll: Obaseki not responsible for poor outing – APC

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state have absolved Governor Godwin Obaseki for the party’s poor outing in the last presidential election.

The chieftains described as mischievous the insinuation that the governor was responsible for the loss and attributed it to ‘ethno-religious consideration’.

This was contained in a communique issued at the end of a meeting of the leaders Thursday in Benin city.

In the communique signed by a former Commissioner for Information, Charles Idahosa and two others, the leaders also accused unnamed members of anti-party activities.

They noted that the result of the House of Assembly elections where the party won all the seats ‘is accurate measure of the governor’s acceptability’.

Besides, the leaders stated that they are in communication with APC National chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, adding that the latter has a healthy relationship with Obaseki.

According to them, ‘Oshiomhole has expressed confidence and satisfaction publicly and privately on governor Obaseki in the recent past’.