Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has urged Nigerians to reject remarks made by the factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Col. David Imuse (Rtd).
News Nigeria reports that the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, who handed over to Obaseki, has been at loggerheads with the governor over the running of Edo State.
Recall that the APC National Chairman was suspended indefinitely by a court order.
Justice Danladi Senchi, of the FCT High Court in Jabi, Abuja gave the verdict on Wednesday, 4th March, 2020.
According to the judge, Oshiomhole should remain suspended pending the determination of the substantive suit seeking his perpetual removal as chairman of the party.
However, a Federal High Court In Kano on Thursday set aside the ruling of the FCT High Court suspending Oshiomhole.
Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Kano High Court ordered the police and Department of State Service (DSS) to provide security for Oshiomhole to resume in his office.
Following the ruling, David Imuse had during a press conference dismissed reports that Oshiomhole was suspended by his ward.
He also maintained that Obaseki must face the APC primaries as the September election draws closer.
Col. Imuse cautioned Governor Obaseki against sponsoring issues against the party that brought him to power.
However, Obaseki’s Special Adviser on Media and Communications Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, described Col. David Imuse as an impostor.
He said: “Imuse is not an executive member of the Edo State chapter of the APC and has no right to make statements on behalf of the party in the state.”
“One Col. Imuse addressed the press today purportedly speaking on behalf of the Edo APC. We want to inform the public and Edo people that Col. Imuse is not an executive member of the APC in Edo State and he has no right to make any statement on behalf of the party.
“He is an impostor and a product of the ill-fated plot of the suspended National chairman to destabilize the APC in Edo State.
“We urge all well-meaning members of the APC in Edo State, Edo State indigenes and residents and Nigerians in general, to disregard his comments, as they are not only a nullity but of no effect whatsoever.”