Edo APC primaries a sham —Oshiomhole’s aide

AN aide to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Mrs Evelyn Igbafe, has described the last Saturday’s governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state that produced Mr Godwin Obaseki as its candidate, as a sham.

Igbafe, who is an Executive Director of Poverty Alleviation in the state, called for immediate cancellation of the primaries in the interest of justice and fair-play, describing Obaseki as an “unripe mango and tomato” and unsellable.

She tasked APC leaders and members to take a cue from the PDP primaries that she said was free and fair, adding that the APC governorship candidate is a disaster waiting to consume the party in the September 10 governorship election.

She said, “If the party continues with the choice of Obaseki as its standard bearer, I pity the APC at the governorship polls because the defeat will be a landslide victory for the PDP. I know that APC will fail with Obaseki. The reason we are not accepting Obaseki is because APC manipulated the primaries.

“I am so happy with the PDP because they brought out a sellable candidate in the person of Pastor Osagie- Ize-Iyamu. APC is moving from house to house begging aspirants. Let us not waste our time on Obaseki because he cannot go anywhere.

“APC has disappointed Edo people. I have never seen a situation where primaries will be conducted at night after delegates were accredited during the day and election at night.

“Let us not waste time with Obaseki because he cannot go anywhere. A great injustice was inflicted on Chris Ogiemwonyi and Ken Imansuangbon and they are going to fight to the last of their blood to redress this injustice.”

Mrs Igbafe insisted that Edo people were not happy with the conduct of the primaries, saying “in any environment where injustice thrives, silence is a crime.”