Oshiomhole’s Ally Dumps APC, Gives Reasons
Lucky James, an ally of the former Governor of Edo State, Adam Oshiomhole, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC).
James made this known in a letter dated August 4, 2022, and addressed to the Ward 10 Chairman of APC in Etsako West Local Government Area of the state.
Ezenwoko’s Blog reports that James was a Commissioner during the Oshiomhole-led administration in Edo State and a strong chieftain of the APC.
He said his decision to leave the APC was due to the unhealthy crisis which has plagued the ACP in the state for years, adding that he and the party are at variance in the meaning of justice and fairness.
The former commissioner was, however, silent on his next move, but it understood that he would be joining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said: “I write this correspondence from a place of deep and wide thought, resolve and consultations on different strata. Having considered all my harmless and laboured expectations, experiences, sacrifices, contributions and the ironically resultant outcome from Action Congress, Action Congress of Nigeria now All Progressive Congress over the years, I, Chief Lucky James, wish to tender my resignation as a member of APC.
“By this resignation, I completely disassociate myself from anything in relation to the party, whether in insignia, paraphernalia or association.
“However, this decision was inevitably reached going by a number of unhealthy factors which have dogged the party for years, especially as they affect me personally and my teeming supporters unjustly.
“Recall, I have been a committed and full-fledged stakeholder of the party Since its inception, I am using this medium to also thank the party for giving me the opportunity to serve in various capacities,
“To my supporters across the state, they should please bear this hardcore decision, as it is better to be where you are valued and hopeful, plead with you to remain law-abiding.
“Time spent in the party has made me see that the party and I are at a variance of the meaning of justice and fairness. What the party stands for diametrically opposes my belief in justice, fairness, equity and reward for dedication and sacrifice.”