By Patrick Ochoga
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has removed its State Publicity Secretary, Mr Godwin Erhahon following a vote of no confidence passed on him by the State Executive Committee of the party.
Consequently, Mr Chris Azebamwen, another APC leader from Orhiomwon Local Government Area was appointed as his successor by the party.
Erhahon who reacted swiftly, said he was not surprised with the suspension, asserting “I thank God that was how it ended. All my entitlement in the party has been withheld since July last year. This month made it the 14th month, the three months suspension was supposed to end in March but it lingered till Thursday, so it did not come to me as surprise.
“I use to think that the immediate past Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was behind it but I have seen he has no hand in it. He is against it and he is still against it. The implication is that the merger between the CPC and the APC in the state has been completely wiped out”.
Other decisions reached by the party in a statement signed by the state Secretary of the APC, Lawrence Okah, said the “party also upheld the reversal of the suspension orders earlier placed on some party members in Uhumnwonde Local Government following the intervention by the party caucus.
“Consequent upon the mediation of the disciplinary Committee of the party, the suspension orders on some party leaders in Esan North East, Esan South East and Esan Central, were reversed after apologies were tendered by the erring leaders, who have now resolved to work together with other stakeholders of the party”.