Insecurity: 'Resign From Your Office As Governor' – APC Tells Governor Obaseki
Col Imuse alleged that Obaseki had run out of ideas on how to govern the state.
The Edo State Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Col David Imuse (retd.), has called for the “immediate resignation” of Governor Godwin Obaseki, over his failure to protect lives and properties in the state.
In a statement, Col Imuse alleged that Obaseki had run out of ideas on how to govern the state, according to Vanguard.
According to him, the call has become necessary because the Governor is failing in his duty of protecting the lives of Edo people, he has shown gross disregard for the rule of law and his personal interest is clashing with his official interest.
Imuse stated: ''Obaseki has failed in duty to uphold his oath of office to protect the lives and properties of Edo citizens, his penchant for disobeying court orders and his decision to plunge Edo state into more indebtedness with his recent clandestine borrowing of N25 billion from the capital market as the reasons for his call''
“No one is safe in Edo. The state is under siege. We have a governor who has lost focus. Fear and insecurity have become the order of the day, yet the Governor takes N700 million monthly as security vote. And so far, he has not been able to deploy this huge amount to mobilise the security agencies in the state to fight criminality.”
Imuse also alleged that the governor does not have respect for the judicial and legislative arms of government.
Reacting to this, Chris Osa Nehikhare, PDP Edo State Publicity Secretary berated the APC in the state for making “spurious” claims.
In a statement, Nehikhare, said, “The APC is clearly still reeling from the pains inflicted on them in their disgraceful outing in the last governorship election in Edo State.
“They are looking for all other avenues to overturn the will of Edo people, who rejected them outrightly at the polls and embraced the Governor and his policies by handing him a landslide victory and a second term mandate.”
Nehikhare said Imuse, who parades himself as the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APC in Edo, is still battling for legitimacy.
He said: “Playing opposition politics requires some tact and intelligence. That Imuse and the APC have the guts to raise the issue of insecurity in the puerile statement betrays their ignorance and an apparent worrying condition of selective amnesia.
“It must be noted that the Federal Government under the leadership of the APC is solely responsible and has full control of security across the country, including the police, the Department of State Services, the army, and others. That Imuse and APC place the responsibility for security on the laps of Governor Obaseki alone show their mischief and crass ignorance.''