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APC’s vice chair in Edo resigns

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The vice chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, High Chief Francis Inegbeniki, has resigned from the party.

There are indications that he may join the People’s Democratic Party based on welcoming remarks from Edo’s Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare.

Inegbeniki, who is also known as the Uzoya of Esanland in Edo Central Senatorial District, addressed his resignation to the ward chairman of APC in Opoji, Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo.

He stated, “There comes a time in the life of every man when some hard decisions must be taken, not only in one’s interest but in the general interest of his people. This is one of such moments.”

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He continued, “After 25 years as an active, financial, and dedicated grassroots politician in Edo State, and as one of the founding fathers of the APC in Edo State, I believe that I have contributed my quota to the growth of the party in my ward, LGA, senatorial district, state, and our country, Nigeria.”

Inegbeniki cited conflicts with his core principles and values due to recent developments in the party as reasons for his resignation.

He said, “After due consultations with my family, friends, and political associates, I wish to formally inform you of my decision to resign my membership of the APC, and my role as the State Vice Chairman. It is a hard decision, but it is the best in the interest of the good people of my senatorial district.”

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He expressed gratitude to the APC for the opportunities provided to him, while also calling for significant reforms within the party. “I thank APC for availing me the platform upon which I was elected the vice chairman, but insisted that a lot needed to be done to reposition the party in Edo state,” he said.

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Inegbeniki also thanked his supporters for their loyalty, saying, “To all my friends, brothers, and sisters in the APC, I wish you well, and wish to let you know that we still remain what we are. I cherish our relationship, and nothing can change it. I believe in the future of Nigeria, I believe in the Renewed Hope Agenda of the administration of President Bola Tinubu.”

He concluded by stating that he and other stakeholders would continue to work for the progress of Edo and Nigeria.

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