By Babs-Oluribigbe Adeoye
Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Oshiomhole was reported to have been suspended 0ver his role in the crisis rocking the party in the state.
The decision was announced in a statement released by the Edo state APC chairman, Anselm Ojezua and Assistant State Secretary, Ikuenobe Anthony
According to the statement, the Chairmen of the party in the 18 Local Government Areas of Edo State have passed a vote of no confidence on the national chairman.
“Consequent on the development, the State Executive Committee has adopted the vote of no confidence passed on him and the subsisting suspension order from the organs of the party in the state”, the statement read.
They said the decision was necessary to prevent a repeat of what happened in Zamfara State, where the party was unable to field any candidate in elections.
“Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is the one behind the crisis in Edo APC. We have passed a vote of no confidence on him and he stands suspended from the party.
“We don’t want what happened in Zamfara State or other parts of the country to happen in Edo State.”
WesternLifeNews recalled that the state governor, Godwin Obaseki and Oshiomhole have been embroiled in power tussle over the control of the party structure in the state.
It was gathered that the frosty relationship between Obaseki and Oshiomhole began to manifest during the nomination of candidates ahead of the 2019 general elections and later snowballed into full blow crisis when the governor made proclamation for the inauguration of the state assembly in June.