7 February 2013

Nigeria: LG Polls - Group Faults ACN On Ceding of Chairmanship Position

Benin City — THE Orhiomwon Vanguard for Good Governance, a socio-cultural organisation in Edo State, Thursday, faulted the decision of the leadership of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Orhiomnwon Local Government Area to cede the chairmanship ticket to Orhiomwon East, to the detriment of the people of the South.

The group in a statement by Dr. Philip Edobor, also warned that the council may lose the opportunity to produce the governor of the state in 2016 after the tenure of Governor Adams Oshiomhole, if the seeming disagreement between the Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Pius Odubu and the Vice-Chairman, South South of the ACN, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, over the choice of chairmanship candidate of the party in the council persists.

Vanguard learnt that though the two leaders agreed that the chairmanship slot be zoned to Orhiomwon East, but they disagreed on the choice of candidate.

Though Governor Adams Oshiomhole has been settling similar disputes in other councils but as it seems, the governor may have decided to keep mum over the disagreement between the duo expecting them to sort out the problem themselves.

While Odubu is backing one Nosa Okunbor, Ize-Iyamu is backing Saturday Idehen. But the group viewed the ceding as unfair, alleging that the people of the area have been marginalised in terms of positions since the inception of democracy in 1999.

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