The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has dismissed comments by a former Attorney-General, Henry Idahagbon, that the party has not been well managed in the state.
It said Idahagbon is one of the leaders in the state who contributes to how the party is run in the state.
Idahagbon told reporters that the APC in Edo had not been well-managed in the last two years.
Idahagbon noted that APC chieftains in Edo have been demonised as thieves, liars and people that liked money.
He said they would queue behind Governor Godwin Obaseki next year to defeat PDP but would ventilate whatever issues they have in 2020 during the governorship election.
His words: “I sympathise with those who are defecting in Edo. Many of them have reasons to defect. The truth is that the party has not been well-managed in the last two years. I make bold to say so without apology.
“This is a state where politicians have been demonised as thieves, liars and people that like money. That is not correct. The politicians worked for the government. After working for a governor to come in, he cannot call us thieves. We are not thieves, we are not liars.
“There are good, bad and ugly politicians. You cannot cover everybody with the same blanket. I believe that the intervention of Oshiomhole stopped many from defecting.”
But APC’s state’s spokesman Mr. Chris Azebamwan said he was shocked to hear such comments from a party leader.
Azebamwan said he had not heard from anyone that APC chieftains were thieves, liars and people that liked money.
He said: “He ranks as one of the leaders and makes contribution on how the party is run.
“The APC has never had it so good in the last two years. We successfully conducted congresses and our model was adjudged a template for other states across the country. The congresses were peaceful, credible, free and fair.
“I don’t know on what bases he is saying the APC is not well-managed.”