The last may not have been heard about the deep crisis that awaits the All Progressive Congress in Edo State as members of the Party have protested against their own representativesover their non-performance in the legislature.

In this analysis, Johnbull Boghare narrates the extraordinary happenings within Edo North after the release of the names of the APC campaign council.

Now the details:

Members of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Edo State have been soaked in anger and expressing worries over the failed Edo Legislators that were constituted as members of the Governorship Campaign Council.

Some members of the APC leadership who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity said the likes of Johnson Oghuma, Peter Akpatason, Julius Ihovnbere, and Pally Iriase spelled doom for the fortunes of the APC in the September election.

They questioned the conditions and modalities that qualified them to be members of the campaign organization when they have nothing to show in their own constituencies as landmark projects that can be used to campaign or even secure victory for the party.

APC Woman leader in Akoko Edo who spoke in pidgin English Said “Peter Akpatason no even know the name of any street for Akoko -Edo. He is Abuja politician and dem go make join others. Wetin Akpatason get when he won tell us? Na so so girls him dey carry waka if naim won come campaign for us no need we already know wetin he won tell us again,” She retorted.

The story was the same in Owan East and West where the people bemoaned the APC over that they described as a poor start. They questioned the sincerity of the anti-corruption crusade of President Buhari administration and his interest in harboring corrupt individuals both at the National and State levels.

Their anger was due to the non-performance of Professor Julius Ihonvbere whom they recall, was former Secretary to the State Government but could not point to a project he attracted to both Owan East and West. They questioned his continued stay in the House of Representatives as he has towed the same line of shadow representation as witnessed during the era of Pally Iriase, another member of the committee that was described as a waste and misfortune to the people of Owan Federal Constituency.

The residents who spoke en masse, have vowed to remain at home or vote for any other political party rather than to support the party that those poor representatives belong.

“APC is made up of a gang of failures and politicians that don’t know their people. They only come here to campaign and you will never see them again. APC can’t win an election again in Owan,” they said.

The traditional institution was not left out, as a prominent traditional ruler in South-Ibie who spoke with our team frowned against the gathering of thieves that were nicknamed as the APC Campaign council. He described Hon. Johnson Oghuma as a disappointment and a misfortune to Afemai people when compared to his predecessor.

He maintained that his sympathy for the APC has been withdrawn with the caliber of nonchalant characters that the Buhari administration has sent to the State to campaign for a candidate that was already having a questionable record.

“Rather than sending people that are of refined behavior, they have chosen to come home to roost voluntarily,” he said.

Religious and Opinion leaders from Etsako Central who spoke at Agbede, also expressed concern over the legal prosecution on corruption charges, against both Senator Orji Uzor Kalu and Pastor Ize-Iyamu.

“How can Orji Uzor Kalu who was squeezed and embarrassed before the whole world as a corrupt Senator and was just released from prison on self-recognition, be listed as a member of APC Campaign Council for Edo State? I think the Buhari administration has really taken Nigerians for granted and has made U-turn on his promise to fight corruption.

Imam further said: In a Sane Society, people like Patrick Obahiagbon and Cairo Ojougboh who were listed as a member of the campaign organization council, should be held to render an account of their stewardship to both their constituencies and their respective States.

“Cairo Ojougboh was more of a rascal in the House of Representatives while Obahiagbon was a misplaced priority. We don’t have confidence in those who have been appointed and we can’t listen to their rhetorics. Rather than sending a delegation that will enhance the damaged integrity of Ize-Iyamu, the APC has decided to send a delegation that ought to be in prison custody.

“The implications of the decision of the APC is that the party was never destined to win. The removal of the Almighty Oshiomhole is the first sign of the fate that will befall the party in the main election in September”, they said.

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