By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—Edo State All Progressives Congress, APC, has absolved Governor Adams Oshiomhole of any involvement in the alleged plot to impeach the deputy governor of the state, Dr Pius Odubu, saying that those nursing such plans were only out to destroy the cordial relationship which exists between the governor and his deputy.
It will be recalled that a group under the aegis of Let the People Lead Vanguard, had last week raised alarm that members of the state House of Assembly, who were in Asaba, Delta State, for an induction, had perfected plans to impeach the deputy governor due to his ambition to succeed his boss as governor.
However, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly described the allegation as untrue and irresponsible, saying that they only went for an induction which was supposed to hold last year, insisting that no plot to impeach the deputy governor was discussed.
Reacting, yesterday, through its state Publicity Secretary, Mr Godwin Erhahon, the APC said: “We are very sure that Oshiomhole appreciates the unalloyed loyalty of his deputy, Dr. Odubu, and as such has no hands in such plot even when they differ on who succeeds him or how such successor should emerge.
“Oshiomhole is reputed for his tolerance of opposition in any contest and his self-confidence and courage to challenge and defeat his opponent through superior arguments and conventional strategy.
“Therefore, any attempt to link our governor with such vicious strategy as impeachment of a loyal deputy for the purpose of disabling him in his governorship ambition can only come from enemies of peace and progress who are bent on causing disaffection between the duo of the governor and his amiable deputy.”