“Why Governor Obaseki should resign”

The Edo State Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Col. David Imuse (retd), has urged  Governor Godwin Obaseki to resign with immediate effect over alleged lack of ideas to govern the state.


According to a statement issued by the Caretaker Chairman in Benin on Sunday,Governor Obaseki’s failure to uphold his oath of office to protect life and property of Edo citizens, his penchant for disobeying court orders are some of the reasons he  should tender his resignation letter .

He also frowned at his decision to plunge the state into more indebtedness with his recent clandestine borrowing of N25 billion from the capital market  

He said, “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,”


The APC Chairman accused the governor of not having an iota of respect for the judicial and legislative arms of government or the rule of law, even though he regularly runs to the courts on the most frivolous of excuses.


Reacting, the Edo State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the APC in the state for making “spurious claims”.