By Lucky Isibor,
The Uhunmwode Local Government Area chapter of the Edo State All Progressives Congress, APC has passed a vote of no confidence on its leader, Hon. Charles Idahosa and suspended him from the party.
The chapter also appointed Prof. David Osifo, a former Commissioner for Health in the Governor Goodwin Obaseki led administration to replace Idahosa as the party leader in the area.
The vote of no confidence and subsequent removal of Hon. Idahosa came up on Sunday, 2nd February at an enlarged meeting of Uhunmwode APC executives, leaders and stakeholders.
In a motion for his removal moved by Hon. Joe Imansuen, a former State Auditor of the party and supported by Hon. Roland Orobor of ward six, Idahosa was accused of appropriating the APC in Uhunmwode to himself and runs the party as if it was a part of his privately owned limited liability company.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC), Uhunmwode Local Government Area Chapter has witnessed unprecedented leadership failure under Hon. Charles Idahosa which has resulted in the underdevelopment of the Local Government Area.
“Hon. Charles Idahosa has appropriated our great party to himself and therefore runs and conducts the affairs as his privately owned limited liability company where he is both the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer”.
Idahosa was alleged to be promoting factionalisation of the party in the area.
“Charles Idahosa by his activities continue to compromise the growth of our great party by supporting and promoting factionalisation of our great party, as well as sabotaging genuine efforts by well meaning leaders and members of our great party aimed at attracting more people to our great party.
Reacting to the development, Hon. Idahosa said the gathering where he was purportedly suspended was not a meeting of Uhunmwode APC. He alleged that the gathering was a congregation of the Edo Peoples Movement, EPM.
“The people there are working for the money Oshiomhole is giving them. Is Samson Osagie in APC? Is that Uhunmwode APC? Is Osagie Ize-Iyamu from Uhunmwode? Did you not see the people there? Is Ogiemwonyi Uhunmwode?”; Idahosa queried.