Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has reacted to an order of the Abuja Federal High Court that barred Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, from parading himself as national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking during a meeting of party members from the Southern Senatorial District of the State in Benin on Wednesday, the governor said the suspension calls for thanksgiving.
“When we planned this meeting last week to meet with all our executives, we did not know that God has plan for us today.
“No man is God. God is God. No man can play God. With what God has done today, what we should do now is to just thank him.
“The meaning of what happened today is that peace has now finally come to our party. The purpose of God for Nigeria in our party will now be fulfilled.
“My problem with Comrade Oshiomhole is that when people started saying that they were Edo Peoples Movement (EPM), I called him and urged him to denounce them.
“I told him to come out and say something. I told him ‘Comrade, denounce them, you are the national chairman; dissociate yourself from these people that are destroying our party.’ Up till today, he did not” he said.
“The court has taken the right decision today, but it does not make me a happy person because it would not have come to this.
“So, my message today is, when a child puts his hands in feces, you do not cut off that hand, you take that hand and wash it.
“And for those our members who have been misled, we cannot practice our democracy the way it was in 1983,” the Governor said.