Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Anselm Ojezua, says embattled Governor Godwin Obaseki, will still be re-elected as governor of the state.
Ojezua said this on Friday while reacting to the governor’s chances of being re-election following his decision not to appeal his disqualification by the screening committee of the party.
The governor was disqualified by the APC screening committee on Friday due to alleged discrepancies in his results.
According to Ojezua, “They didn’t say he will not contest the election, but that he will not contest on the platform of the APC.
“By tomorrow, we will meet and be in a position to make a proper statement on what the future holds for the party in Edo State.”
The Edo State APC chairman appealed for calm among party members and supporters, following what he described as unjust disqualification of governor Obaseki from contesting the governorship primary of the party.
Ojezua said the governor had performed credibly well and would be re-elected for a second term.
The state party chairman said that he was not surprised by the outcome as the governor himself had alluded to the fact that he would not get justice from the screening exercise.
Ojezua, however, appealed to party supporters in the state to remain calm as the leadership would meet on Saturday to properly respond to the report of the committee.
Obaseki and his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who is also the National Chairman of APC, have been at loggerheads over the governor’s second term bid and other issues.
The feud between Obaseki and Oshiomhole has polarised the party in Edo State.
The faction loyal to Oshiomhole endorsed Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as its consensus candidate for the June 22 governorship primary election of the party.
The feud between the duo has also polarised other organs of the ruling party.