Henry Idahagbon is a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Edo State and the convener, Edo Peoples Movement (EPM). In this interview with MICHAEL EGBEJULE, he spoke on the rift between the state governor, Godwin Obaseki and the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.
A group of protesters recently stormed the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Abuja, demanding the removal of Adams Oshiomhole. What’s your take on the protest?
The anti-Oshiomhole protesters are state sponsored; we heard from the grapevine that the Edo State Government sponsored them. These are people recruited from the streets of Gwagwalada and Garki villages. Many of the protesters are underage persons, who do not know what the issues are. Many of them do not even know the man called Oshiomhole, neither do they know what APC is about. It would be sheer time-wasting discussing such frivolous exercise relating to the Abuja protest.
But has Oshiomhole done enough to remain in office as national chairman in view of the agitations for his removal?
Oshiomhole has done well for the party. He turned around the fortunes of the party. He has consolidated on the gains of the leadership of the party. For me, there is no reason why any sane thinking member of APC would be thinking of getting Oshiomhole out of office now. He needs this particular time to consolidate and prepare the party for the next general elections.