It is less than five days to the Edo state gubernatorial election and the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun, has still refused to endorse his party’s governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Oyegun who criticized the “forced exit” of the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, from the APC described it as “primitive politics,” The Cable reports.
According to him, Obaseki suffered unacceptable indignity while standing bravely for the dignity and pride of his people. The former Edo state governor in a statement he issued on Monday, September 14, called the people Edo state to vote their conscience.
Oyegun further noted that he warned against the mistreatment of Obaseki by the party’s former National Working Committee (NWC).
Oyegun made his position known in a statement on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
Oyegun’s statement reads in parts:
“My views and statements on the Edo state political situation have been consistent. In the matter of who governs Edo State, the people are sovereign and no individual or group of people, whatever their status, can decide on their behalf.
“I stand with the people of Edo State and urge them to come out massively to exercise their democratic rights. They should vote for good governance, common decency, principled leadership, especially in the political arena and the protection of their democratic rights.”