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By Ikhili Monday EBALU, Benin city
Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday recommended the sack of Edo state Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism Development, Mr. Osazee Osemwegie-Ero.
The aggrieved youths numbering over 500 accused the commissioner of meddling with the lists of Ukpato Ward 6 party executives in Orhionmwon Local Government Area in the state.
The group also berated the APC State Secretary, Mr. Okah for allegedly breaching the consensus arrangement in the Ward by high-ranking APC leaders led by Deputy governor of the state, Philip Shaibu.
The APC Ward Congresses was conducted in Edo state on last Saturday.
Mr. Alatsha Elvis, Ukpato ward 6 leader of APC, made this known during a peaceful protest at APC Secretariat on Wednesday in Benin City, the state Capital.
The youths who bore placards with different inscriptions, in the petition they alleged that the harmonisation of Ukpato Ward executives, was presented to the state administrative Secretary of APC, Lawrence Okah.
According to them ,” instead of working with the list he ( Okah) ,have decided to listen to Ero to alter the list.”
“He (Lawrence Okah) should be sanctioned for illegally disrupting a harmonisation process that was painstakingly supervised by the state Deputy. This is the height of indiscipline.
The group in the petition said: “this conduct of the state Secretary is capable of undemanding the peace, harmony and unity that the party endeavours to foster among its members, especially in Orhionmwon LGA”.
Mr. Nelson Alegemenel on behalf of the party leadership, assured the protester of quick attention by the party leadership to look into their case.
Responding to the allegations too, the state Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Osazee Osemwegie-Ero, described the allegations as baseless.
He however urged the aggrieved youths “to continue the protest and he is not bothered”.
Also speaking, APC state Secretary, Lawrence Okah, said: “They did not alter any list, but, we are working on the list submitted by the Ward leaders”.