The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo state has condemned the claims by Mr Anselm Ojezua that he is leaving the party with his so-called 150, 000 supporters, whom he alleged are drawn from the entire Edo state and joining the PDP.
In a press statement, the Assistant State Publicity Secretary of the party in Edo, Victor Ofure Osehobo said Ojezua’s claim is deliberate falsehood because Edo people know that this man has no such followership. Moreover he left the party long before now. What is sad is that instead of staying quietly in his new party, he has chosen to embarrass himself with these claims.
He said, “Here is a man who has lost political relevance, in all its ramifications but decided to lurk around by holding on to the APC State Party Secretariat like it is his personal property. The cassock do not make the monk!
“The so-called 22 members of Ojezua’s Executive are his personal stooges just like the 150, 000 supporters which are only a figment of his imagination, because they do not exist. He just cooked up these figures so the PDP can consider his plight and give him a semblance of relevance”.
Osehobo added that, ” the APC is better for it, because Ojezua and his cohorts, were the enemies within: the moles, the liars, and backbiters who, ab initio were hired and paid by their ungrateful Master, to destroy a party that lifted him from the streets to a position of relevance”.
He added that, ‘Edo APC right now is one family under the leadership of Col David Imuse, the State Caretaker Committee Chairman. This is the man chosen by the wisdom of the National Leadership of the APC, to stay on the saddle and with others make Edo APC a more united party, ready to move the state forward”.
This he said is because, “Col Imuse who is committed to uniting the party at all costs, has inaugurated the membership of the State Caretaker Committee and has presided over a crucial Stakeholders meeting with leaders, elders and Representatives from all the 18 local government areas of Edo State.
“Col Imuse has extended the Olive branch by asking those who went on political sabbatical or in search of political green pastures and are either stranded or worried, to come back home to join him with the party stakeholders, to unite, rebuild and re-engineer the party in Edo”.
The Edo APC then urged Mr Ojezua to stop chasing shadows and rather find how to help his troubled party, which won the election but are not in power in Edo state to be relevant”.
The party said, “He will do well to help them to get out of the mess they have found themselves by pocketing a scorpion”.