A former adviser to Adams Oshiomhole and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Mr Charles Idahosa, on Monday called for the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Speaking to newsmen in Benin, Idahosa who was the Special Adviser to Oshiomhole during his eight years as the state governor, said resignation was the only honourable option for the former governor since he had been suspended from his ward, local government and the state chapter of the party.
He said, “From the way we are seeing issues under Adams Oshiomhole, the APC is dying gradually. It is now time for Oshiomhole to step aside and let peace reign in Edo state.
“The fight we have in the State is a battle of supremacy between the national chairman of the party and Governor Godwin Obaseki. How is he going to sit over his matter? He cannot set up a committee to sit over a case he is involved.
“The national chairman is the problem. We don’t want bloodshed in Edo. Let him resign and there will be fresh elections. He is playing divisive role because he wants to be dictating what happens in this state. It is time for him to step aside.
“At the last meeting he held with the chairmen, the President said we must approach our politics from bottom up. Any leader that does not have support of the home base is not fit to hold any office in Abuja.
“Buhari was referring to Oshiomhole. Oshiomhole presently has no home base. He has been suspended by his ward, the LGA and the state chapter. The only way out for him is to tender his resignation. Those people that signed the suspension order are still alive.”
Idahosa said as the Special Adviser to Oshiomhole on Politics for eight years, he is in the best position to advise the national chairman on the crises in the state.
“Oshiomhole knows me, I am not afraid of anybody and I am not afraid of telling him the truth. This is not how we started and we cannot continue to remain like this. Others can keep quiet but I cannot, because I am a stakeholder in this state,” he said.