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Former APC Chieftain Berates Candidate, Says 90% Of Party Leaders Feel Terrible About Choice

Toba Owojaiye reporting 

Benin City, Edo state

 

In a recent interview on the Politics Today Show with Sunny Duke, Daniel A. Noah Osa-Ogbegie, Esq., a former APC veteran and chieftain, announced his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and shed light on the reasons behind his decision.

Truth Live News duly gathered that Osa-Ogbegie stated that his resignation came after “many weeks and months of sober reflection” due to several issues he raised with the party leadership that were not adequately addressed. He highlighted the highly contested primaries of the APC, marked by intrigues, as one of the key reasons for his departure.

He said “I resigned from the All Progressives Congress yesterday. I sent my resignation letter to the ward chairman. It was as a result of many weeks and months of sober reflection.

“There are a lot of things I complained about to the leadership of the party. They said they were looking into it but after a while, I just noticed that this cannot be changed.”

Expressing his disillusionment, he questioned the suitability of the APC’s chosen candidates for Edo State, emphasizing the need for leaders with the capacity to steer the state towards its full potential. He criticized the party’s decision-making process, suggesting that it lacked seriousness and resorted to mediocrity.

He said “the primaries of the APC was highly contested with a lot of intrigues, that brought out the candidate and deputy candidate of the party.

“So I had a lot of time to reflect on this. At the risk of sounding verbose , I don’t think that they are the people that Edo state needs at this time. In terms of reaching its full potential.

“Nigeria as a country is in a terrible situation and I am sure that we need a leader that is well rounded , a leader that has capacity, to be able to navigate the ship of our state to take us to our expected end.”

In his assessment of past governors of Edo State, Osa-Ogbegie praised the achievements and academic status of some, such as Comrade Adams Oshiomole,, Governor Godwin Obaseki as an investment banker, he stressed that the state cannot go lower than the standard already set.

He was quoted as saying “ It is hard for me to look at those who have governed Edo in recent years. Starting from Prof Osunbor , though a brief stint, then Comrade Adams Oshiomole who did very well in his first tenure, and is still regarded as the best NLC leader and figure in Nigeria.

Then to Obaseki, a top level investment banker.

“How can we move from this pedestal to the candidates that the APC is presenting?

“It just made me feel that the APC was not really serious about this election.

Because a party must put its best foot forward.”

So if you are going to resort to mediocrity, some of us take Edo state matters very very personal and important.

He emphasized the importance of prioritizing the state’s future over personal relationships or friendships when selecting the next governor.

Osa-Ogbegie’s remarks resonated with many APC stakeholders, with him claiming that 90% of them share his concerns about the party’s choice of candidates. He received praise for his courage in speaking out on the matter.

He said while concluding “Edo state is too dear to my heart.

“I have heard hundreds of calls, the apc candidate used to be my client, but this is about Edo states’ future, Edo state is too important for us to place personal relationship or friendship as a yardstick for choosing our next governor.

“I can tell you that 90% of the apc stakeholders feel terrible about the choice of candidates of the APC.

“They called to salute my bravery to come forward on this serious matter “

His interview has caused a stir within the APC, drawing criticism from some members, while simultaneously aligning with the views of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The revelations made by Osa-Ogbegie have highlighted internal divisions within the APC and could potentially impact the upcoming election in Edo State.

 

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