The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has set up a panel to investigate and sanction activities of the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM).
The government described the group’s activities as divisive and unconstitutional.
The APC resolved to check and sanctioning the group after rising from an emergency meeting of its Executive Committee.
The meeting was held at the APC secretariat in Benin City, the State Capital.
Antony Ikuenobe, the Assistant State Secretary also disclosed that the Executive Committee passed a vote of confidence on the governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki and his government.
The party also congratulated Obaseki for the “The Best Performing Governor on Education in Nigeria” award he received from the National Union of Teachers (NUT)
The statement reads, “At the emergency meeting of the State Executive Committee of the APC, Edo State, held at the Party Secretariat, and upon a motion by Hon. Timothy Osadolor, State Auditor and duly seconded by Alhaji Abubakar Akokia, Etsako West LGA Party Chairman, the following resolutions were unanimously passed: that the group known as the Edo People Movement (EPM), is a divisive and unconstitutional contraption being a factional or parallel group within the APC which offends Article 21 of the Constitution of the Party.”
“That a Committee to be set up immediately to deal with cases related to the activities of the said group and make appropriate recommendations to the State Working Committee for necessary action.”
The statement further adds: “A note of implicit confidence is passed on the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki and his Government for the good work they have been doing in the State, while also congratulating him for the coveted award of “The Best Performing Governor on Education in Nigeria” by the National Union of Teachers (NUT).
“A vote of confidence in the ward, Local Government and State Executive Committees of All Progressives Congress in the State.”
EPM had called for the Obaseki to resign over his alleged disregard and neglect of the party leaders in the state.
A few weeks ago, the group told the governor to be ready to face competition at the governorship primaries.