Azebamwan, co-dissidents in EPM should accept Edo APC’s olive branch before it’s too late
Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has urged members of the dissident group, Edo Peoples Movement (EPM), which was proscribed by the Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to accept the olive branch extended to them by the party under the leadership of Governor Godwin Obaseki before it becomes too late.
Osagie, in a statement, said the party is willing to re-admit its remorseful members, who were led astray by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the EPM, noting that the window of opportunity is still open for them to retrace their steps.
He said that one Chris Azebamwan, who recently made statements against the governor, has no locus standi to speak for the Edo State chapter of the party, as he has been suspended and is not a member of the State Executive Committee.
According to Osagie, “We have just learnt that a suspended member of the party, Chris Azebamwan made statements against the governor at a press briefing. We want to inform members of the public that Azebamwan has been suspended from the party and therefore has no locus standi to speak on behalf of the party in the state.
“We urge Azebamwan and his co-dissidents to grab the opportunity presented to them by the party to retrace their footsteps so they can duly be readmitted. The window of opportunity is still open, but will close soon. So, they should do the needful before it is too late.”
Noting that the state governor was not behind the travails of the suspended National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, he said, “We want to reiterate that the state governor is not behind the travails of the suspended national chairman. Comrade Oshiomhole is only reaping the consequences of his actions and inactions while he served as the national chairman, some which include the efforts to destabilise the party in the state. Others are his tactless handling of the crisis in the state chapters across the country, including the conflicts in Zamfara, Adamawa, Taraba, Rivers, Bayelsa and other states where his draconic stance cost the party dearly.”