- Osehobo said the reports were aimed at creating chaos ahead of the primary elections.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, has described as baseless allegations that Edo North Senator, Adams Oshiomhole was hellbent on foisting the preferred governorship aspirant of President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima on the party.
The Assistant Publicity Secretary of in Edo State, Victor Osehobo, debunked the reports of aspirant imposition ahead of the party’s primary election, scheduled for February 17.
Speaking in Benin, the Edo State capital yesterday, Osehobo noted that the lawmaker was a stickler for due process.
Osehobo said the reports were aimed at creating chaos ahead of the primary elections.
He said: “The many paid articles in mushroom publications about Edo APC reveals a laughable lack of understanding of the transparent process through which a candidate emerges.
“Allegations of Sen. Oshiomhole endorsing and imposing a preferred governorship aspirant are baseless, considering the direct primary process yet to take place.
“Accusing Sen. Oshiomhole of urging the spread of endorsements from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice-President Kashim Shettima and the National Chairman of APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, is a desperate attempt to create chaos.
“With the primary screening starting today (yesterday), the timing of these allegations raises suspicion.
“The absurdity of claiming secret meetings with former commissioners, Kassim Afegbua and Mika Amanokha, orchestrated by Oshiomhole, is beyond belief.
“Where and when did this alleged gathering occur? The accessibility of Afegbua and Amanokha raises questions about why they were not directly approached for clarification.”