Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, of showing bias over the State Assembly saga.
Oshiomhole had in a press conference likened the Edo State Assembly crisis to that of Bauchi state.
He said, “I am ashamed to talk about it, but there is nothing to hide. We have a similar situation in Edo, where in our case we have 24/24, all of them APC but somebody wants a particular person as a Speaker, 19 out of 24 are opposed to this person.
“Yours (Bauchi) was 6 am, Edo was 9.30 pm, all these are unholy hours. Those are nocturnal hours.
“The working hours for parliament are provided by the rules of the parliament.
“It is not up to anyone to change those rules only properly constituted parliament can change the rules as they are,” he added.
Reacting in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Crusoe Osagie, Obaseki stated that Oshiomhole needed to hear from all sides in the matter before taking a side on the matter.
“We read with utter astonishment a statement credited to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, with respect to Governor Godwin Obaseki’s alleged role in the inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly,” the statement reads.
“Apart from the fact that he based his conclusion on a totally false and baseless premise, we believe that he could have shown that he didn’t have a vested interest by simply inquiring from his friend, the governor, directly, or any official of the State Working Committee of our party to what actually transpired.
“Oshiomhole’s failure to satisfy the basic tenets of natural justice which makes fair hearing from all sides of a matter mandatory has clearly exposed his bias in this issue.”