A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, Kingsley Wenenda Wali, has declared that it would be difficult to defeat Governor Godwin Obaseki in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo state.
Wali blamed the suspended national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for the crisis rocking the ruling party. He made this declaration when he appeared on a live television programme monitored in Port Harcourt,
Wali said it would be difficult for the candidate of APC, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to win the election considering the tendencies behind Obaseki, adding that the APC under Adams Oshiomhole got it wrong by pushing the governor away.
Wali said: “Adams Oshiomhole must take full responsibility for the crisis in the APC. We should never have Oshiomhole to run any party, he has no business managing a political party.”
The APC chieftain wondered why some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) would oppose a meeting approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the national leader of the party.
Wali said: “The problem we have in our political space is that most people who claim to be politicians are not politicians because I don’t know how you said you are a politician, yet you are afraid of discussing issues.
You should be able to go anywhere people are gathered to discuss your issues.
“Let’s assume that chief Victor Giadom is not the authentic national chairman of the APC, let’s even assume that he doesn’t have the right to call for the NEC meeting. Why do we have a problem with the NEC meeting? The NEC is the biggest organ of the party.
“Don’t forget the issue we have in the APC is the struggle for space and political power between members of the National Working Committee.
The way the NWC is presently constituted, there are a lot of question marks on some people.”