Tony Osauzo, Benin
The women wing of the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday, passed a vote of confidence on the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Governor Godwin Obaseki.
The women, who spoke at a press briefing in Benin-City, through the State Woman Leader, Mrs. Betty Okoebor, denounced the State Organising Secretary of the party, Dr. Aisosa Amadasun, for claiming to be speaking on behalf of the women wing that the APC has been polarised over the conduct of party primaries.
They called on the State Working Committee of the APC to invoke relevant disciplinary procedures and sanctions on Amadasun in dealing with indiscipline and anti-party activity displayed by her.
According to Mrs. Okoebor, Dr. Amadasun should have followed due process to express her grievances instead of choosing to pour abuses and false accusations on the party and its leadership.
She urged APC women in the state to ignore the anger and frustration displayed by Amadasun and work for the victory of all the party candidates in the forthcoming general elections.
“We must not allow ourselves to lose focus because of disloyal and ungrateful people in our midst.
“We wish to debunk her false claims and to state in clear terms that she does not have the mandate or authority to speak on behalf of the women of our party.
“All the men and women who expressed interest in running for various positions could not all have emerged as candidates.
“Those of them who have genuine concern have availed themselves of the well-established channels that the party provided for dispute resolution”, Mrs. Okoebor said.