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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Political Adviser to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Charles Idahosa, alleged at the weekend that there was “internal sabotage” during the Edo State September 28 governorship election.
Idahosa has also called for the restructuring of the party in Edo State.
Appraising the just concluded election, Idahosa insisted there was internal sabotage against the party by some members who allegedly worked for opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He alleged that some party members betrayed the APC at the polls.
“We are going to restructure the APC because there was a lot of internal sabotage during the governorship election,” he said. Speaking specifically on what transpired on election day in Uhunmwode local government area, Idahosa, who is the party leader in area said some party members pretended to workg for the APC yet workedagainst the party’s victory.
“I was very, very sceptical and that was what saved the day. We are going to really look at the party because we suffered a lot of sabotage in this election, but, thank God we won.”
Reacting to PDP’s rejection of the results of the election announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Idahosa expressed disappointment and observed that the party’s rejection of the results was made when INEC was yet to conclude announcement of the election results.
“I was disappointed at PDP’s reaction to the election. When you beat a child, you can’t stop him from crying. Let them shed the tears.”
He said contrary to the party’s pre-election rating that it will win, the PDP made noise through propaganda and spreading falsehood about the APC.
He predicted that in 2020, “Obaseki will win in all the 18 local government areas of the state because he is going to work hard like Oshiomhole to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the state.”
But, another APC chieftain, Senator Domingo Obende faulted Idahosa’s call for restructuring of APC in Edo.
“What is important is that the party got victory at the last election. Whether there was internal sabotage, I don’t think that calls for the restructuring of a party”, he said.