Blessing Agbomhere, the governorship candidate in Edo state, has urged Governor Adams Oshiomhole to apologize to the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for denigrating the party leaders.
The Punch reports that the APC governorship aspirant demanded the apology speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, May 16.
Agbomhere was reportedly reacting to comments attributed to Oshiomhole during a visit by the Olagunsoye Oyinlola-led APC fact-finding/reconciliation committee of the APC.
The governor said there were no problems in the state chapter of the APC and advised the national secretariat of the party to settle its internal crisis at the national level instead of “shedding crocodile tears” about Edo state.
Criticizing Oshiomhole, Agbomhere noted that the governor’s utterances and behaviour were not statesman-like.
“The utterance is an attempt by Adams Oshiomhole to tarnish the image of the national secretariat of the APC and blackmail it into abandoning the Edo APC to his dictates and desperation to impose his close ally and business partner on Edo people.
“The governor does not have any right to insult the national secretariat of the party, a man who has never voted for the party,” he said.
Agbomhere called on the governor to apologize and seek forgiveness from the APC, otherwise, he would be shown the way out.
Speaking about the governorship election in Edo, Agbomhere said: “If Adams Oshiomhole is truly a member of the APC, who believes in the party’s constitution, he should have known that his godson is not qualified to be the governor of Edo state.”
He stressed that he was more qualified than Oshiomhole’s candidate adding: “Economically, I will dwarf him, and in character, I will thrash him.”