GROUP REJECTS SACK OF GODWIN ERHAHON AS EDO APC PUBLICITY SECRETARY.
WE CONDEMNED AND REJECT THE PURPORTED REMOVAL OF COMRADE GODWIN ERHAHON AS STATE PUBLICITY SECRETARY OF APC.
Our attention has been drawn to a press statement in circulation announcing the purported removal of of Comrade Godwin Erhahon as the State publicity secretary of our party. This action is not only condemnable, it is vindictive, unfortunate and a fragrant abuse of APC’s party Constitution.
We are aware that Comrade Godwin Erhahon was suspended for four months as PRO of thr party around November last year for granting an interview with tell Magazine advising Mr President to consider Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for other positions and not a replacement for Chief Odigie Oyegun. This made the former Governor to instigate the State leadership of the party to suspend him, a suspension he accepted in good faith without protesting even when the National Chairman of the party he seek to defend in the said interview told him to appeal to the NEC for them to quash it, but he refused and told him he will abide and serve the suspension even when he was not given fair hearing as required by the party’s Constitution.
We have been told that there have been many interventions for them to lift the suspension but they have refused but on the condition that Comrade Erhahon knees down before the former Governor and apologise and also come on air to apologise to the former Governor, a condition the former Edo State NUJ chairman refused, that he will prefer to remain suspended than to do such knowing very well all his entitlements have even been stopped by the former Governor six months before his suspension . To us, this strange and lampoon on the party. A party where one man can decide the faith of others.
There was really no justifiable reason for this malicious action but a deliberate attempt just to please one man . This is the highest level of Impunity and abuse of due process. As a body of progressives, we frown at this development in a party that ought to be focus in supporting the developmental strides of the current administration ably led by Mr Godwin Obaseki .
Consequently, we do not really blame those who have carried out this horrendous injustice and vendetta but President Mohammadu Buhari who has refused to reward Erhahon for his loyalty and support for him since 2003. Erhahon has been the only man projecting Buhari’s presidential bid in Edo State all these years he has tried and later made him the State party chairman of CPC when the party was formed by Buhari.
From the information available to us the man that was used to replaced Erhahon one Mr Chris Azebamwen from Orhiomwon was solely picked by the member representing Orhiomwon and Uhunwonde in the Federal House of reps, Hon. Patrick Aiswoiren, and he is currently an SA to him and also an in Law to the said Hon Patrick. Patrick single handedly picked him without the consultation of party leaders from Orhiomwon. This is not only an insult to all Orhiomwon APC leaders but a betrayal of Orhiomwon people by Hon. Patrick Aisowieren and he is surely going to pay for this.
This purported removal is not just fair to Erhahon but a great injustice to our party . Erhahon is a man of principal and integrity. One of the few politician who has refused to compromise truth and his integrity no matter the challenges.
Those who have been used to perpetuate this injustice should no power is not forever. Those who won today may not own tomorrow. It is Erhahon today, it may be you tomorrow.
Truth and Justice Group.