A former Chief of Staff(COS) to Governor Godwin Obaseki and a House of Representatives aspirant for the Akoko-Edo federal constituency, Taiwo Akerele, has condemned the attack on the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire and Senator Domingo Obende during weekend’s All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention over their alleged roles in the 2020 Edo State governorship which the party lost to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)
In a press statement by Akerele titled ‘I am against selective justice’, he said he was against anti-party activities but insisted that it was wrong for the two to be singled out where there were several other party leaders particularly in Edo South Senatorial District where Ehanire comes from who were mobilized for the election yet lost whereas the party won in five out of the six local government areas that make up Edo North senatorial district where Obende comes from.”
Going further, he said: “For the avoidance of doubt I am not in favour of any anti party activitu. I would rather resign from the government and be loyal to my party.
“Hence in the 2020 elections in my unit I gave PDP and its candidate a very wide margin. The results are there in INEC for verification. And till date I am still in APC working hard for its success.
“However, we must be very careful as a party in selecting some persons for humiliation over our defeat in the 2020 elections as this doesn’t resolve so many questions begging for answers in our party.
“The truth must prevail, the truth must be said and the truth is constant. APC in Edo should embark on comprehensive surgical self examination and get the issues right once and for all.”