Friday, May 13, 2016 9:22 pm
Ahead of the primary election of the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), scheduled to hold in July, all stakeholders of the party have been warned to do everything possible to avoid becoming the opposition political party in the state again.
Chairman of the fact-finding and reconciliation committee set up by the national body of the party to look into the crisis rocking the party in the state, Prince Oyinlola, who gave the admonition in Benin on Friday while addressing Edo APC governorship aspirants and other stakeholders of the party, reminded them that being in the opposition is not pleasant.
The former Governor of Osun state however assured all the aspirants that the party would provide a level playing ground and urged the party’s leadership to resolve their differences.
He noted that the APC won last year’s Presidential election because of the transparent party primaries that saw the emergence of Mohammadu Buhari as the party’s flag bearer.
“My belief until I came was that nobody has done anything that will surpass the achievement of Dr. Ogbemudia. We have a performing governor who has done so much credit to our party, why then do we not want to continue with this trend of achievement by going into the election united and deliver Edo State.
“It is the only state that is under our control in the South South zone. It is an open secret that Governors in the South South have gone to do meeting on how to take Edo. God will not allow that to happen. We have interacted with the aspirants. They came out with what they believed is needed to be done for us to move successfully. All of them are talking about a level playing ground.
“We must allow a level playing ground. That is what is going to happen. God forbid we should not loose election in Edo state. It is not a pleasant thing to be in opposition. That is why I want to plead with our leadership that we must be able to resolve our differences,” Oyinlola said.