The Assistant Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, Victor Osehobo, has refuted reports alleging that the Edo North Senator, Adams Oshiomhole, was imposing the preferred governorship aspirant of President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima ahead of the party’s primary election, scheduled for February 17.
Osehobo dismissed the reports as baseless and emphasized Oshiomhole’s adherence to due process. He stated that the accusations were aimed at creating chaos prior to the primary elections.
In a statement in Benin, the Edo State capital, Osehobo criticized the allegations as a lack of understanding of the transparent process through which a candidate emerges. He highlighted the ongoing primary screening and questioned the timing of the allegations.
Furthermore, Osehobo described claims of secret meetings orchestrated by Oshiomhole with former commissioners, Kassim Afegbua and Mika Amanokha, as absurd and questioned the credibility of such allegations.
The refutation comes amidst speculations and tensions within the party as the primary election approaches.