Adams Oshiomhole, former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has lambasted Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki over the non-inauguration of 14 APC House of Assembly members-elect.

The former Edo State Governor also accused Obaseki of marginalising Edo North Senatorial District by not siting a single project there.

The 14 APC members were elected more than two years ago, but their inauguration were stalled due to the battle between the former governor and Obaseki over the party’s governorship ticket for last year.

Obaskeki defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when APC denied him a rerun ticket.

The remaining 10 members of the House of Assembly loyal to the governor sit in the Government House, Benin.

Oshiomhole, who addressed an enlarged meeting of APC leaders in Edo North at Iyamho, his country home, said it was unjustifiable that the 14 lawmakers-elect had not been inaugurated.

Oshiomole also spoke on his tenure as APC chairman, saying he was thankful to God for the privilege to serve.

He said: “The 14 members elected to the Edo House of Assembly on APC platform, till now, have not been inaugurated. But, they committed no sin.

“They are being denied their right to be sworn in to represent their constituents. God will deliver justice to them in His own way and at His own determined time.

“The unity of Edo North Senatorial District must be maintained, serviced, and sustained. The only way to sustain it is through unity of purpose and constant meetings at all levels.”

He pleaded with the APC faithful to keep faith with the platform, in spite of the current challenges facing them in the state.

His words: “Since 2012, APC has not lost any position in Edo North Senatorial District, from Edo House of Assembly, House of Representatives to Senate, not because the people elected are perfect, but because our people are determined, based on party discipline, that we must vote for the party’s candidates at all times.”

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