General Charles Airhiavbere a former APC Governorship aspirant in Edo state has said that some persons in the party are terrified of his interest in the 2020 Gubernatorial primaries of the great party.
The retired soldier said, “My position on the subject matter is as follows:
In the letter dated 15th March 2019, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Benin city and signed by the ward one APC chairman Hon. Felix Ehigiegba and 21 others, it was alleged that the retired general worked against President Muhammadu Buhari and other candidates of the party in the just concluded presidential and national assembly elections in the state.
According to the letter” We wish to bring to the notice of the party hierarchy, the anti-party acts/actions carried out by one of the leaders of Oredo ward one…General Charles Airhiavbere during the last general elections held on the 23 February, 2019 (Presidential and National Assembly).
The letter claimed that, “Though Gen. Airhiavbere was unavoidably absent in that meeting, based on series of complaints from different quarters about his actions of late towards the party, an investigative panel was set up to find out the true picture. The panel having sat and carefully investigated the allegations, came up with these findings and recommendations:
“General Airhiavbere on the day of election deliberately withheld tags and other party tools meant for agents and APC faithful thereby hindering their work on the field.
“That Airhiavbere openly canvassed for votes for the opposition PDP and thereby worked against our candidates, The President and our National Assemblies candidates.
“That Gen. Airhiavbere openly told our party agents and loyalists that they should make sure APC did not win”.
It concluded that, “Based on this unpardonable actions against the APC and coupled with hard evidence against him, the undersigned executive of Oredo ward I met and moved a vote of no confidence on General Charles Ariavbere and he is thereby suspended indefinitely from the All Progressive Congress with immediate effect”.