The fallout of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries cancellation continues as Akemokue Lukman, a party chieftain from Edo; has penned a very hilarious letter announcing his resignation from the party.
Lukman addressed the letter, dated June 16, to the Chairman of Ward 7; Etsako East Chapter of the APC in Edo State.
Lukman once served as a special adviser on Industry, Trade, and Investment to Adams Oshiomhole; the immediate past Edo State Governor.
Ergo, in a shift in allegiance, the APC chieftain stated that he is quitting the party; following the resignation of Godwin Obaseki, the incumbent state governor, and Phillip Shaibu, the Deputy Governor.
Lukman asked the APC in an astonishing manner if they were aware of Governor Obaseki and Shaibu’s resignation from the party. Thereafter, he told them to “take the broom” away from him, adding that he is no longer interested in remaining with the party.
Oshiomhole, Lukman’s former principal and suspended National Chairman has been entangled in a political battle with Governor Obaseki over the control of the ruling party in the state.
Governor Obaseki was disqualified by the APC from participating in its Edo governorship primary scheduled for 22 June.
But in what seems to be a defining political change; the Court of Appeal (Abuja Division) on Tuesday upheld the suspension of Oshiomhole as the APC’s national chairman.
Meanwhile, Obaseki on Wednesday, June 17, revealed that he has not joined another party yet; following his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday.
The governor made this assertion via a tweet, “I have not moved to a new platform yet to seek re-election.”
Obaseki said he was focused on the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in Edo and not the choice of another platform.
According to him: “My focus now is to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, which is ravaging our country and threatening our healthcare system. Stay safe.”
The APC screening panel disqualified the Governor from participating in the primary election slated for June 22.