The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo State, is currently in crisis as a faction loyal to the recently reinstated National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has opened a new secretariat.
Africa Update gathered that fanfare, prayers and thanksgiving service held at the new secretariat, with several leaders and members of the APC in the state led by two governorship aspirants; former deputy governor of the state, Rt Hon Pius Odubu and Saturday Uwalekhue while other governorship aspirants were said to be in Abuja in solidarity with Oshiomhole.
Interestingly, the new secretariat is less than two kilometres from the original office of the party
Meanwhile, the leadership of the faction loyal to Governor Godwin Obaseki and led by Anselm Ojezua yesterday insisted that it is the legally recognized leadership of the party and the secretariat it occupies is the only recognized APC state secretariat in the state.
On their part, the spokesperson of the faction loyal to Oshiomhole, Chris Azebanmwa, said Col David Imuse (rtd) is the acting chairman of the party as he said Ojezua has been legitimately removed.
Noting further that Imuse attended the last NEC meeting of the party as Edo state chairman and that he was also there when state chairmen visited President Muhammadu Buhari.