Factional Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Edo state chapter, Barr. Anselm Ojezua, has said the suspend the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is based on President Muhammadu Buhari’s admonition that any member who is not relevant in his ward, local government area and state cannot hold office at the national level.
Ojezua who stated this on Monday, while addressing a world press conference at the party secretariat in Benin asked Oshiomhole to resign or be precluded from functioning in office while his suspension subsists.
He traced the genesis of the crisis rocking the party to the conduct of primaries ahead of the last general elections, where Oshiomhole unilaterally and arbitrarily cancelled the primaries conducted by the leadership of the party in the state.
He stated that had the Edo APC not complied with the directive to conduct fresh primaries, Edo would have been exposed to what befell Zamfara and other states.
He further alleged that events have shown that there had been a grand plan to falsely create the impression of a crisis of leadership within the party in the state.
Ojezua said the plans were hatched and executed under the directive of Comrade Oshiomhole and executed through Oshiomhole’s acclaimed ‘infantry division’.
He said the Edo APC have concluded that Comrade Oshiomhole lacked the capacity, temperament and moral authority to lead the APC as National Chairman.
He insisted that any action taken by Oshiomhole in the capacity of National Chairman including documents signed and meetings presided over by him might be futile as his membership was already compromised.