The Action Alliance (AA) has distanced itself from a purported case filed before the Edo State Election Tribunal challenging the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki, declaring that the said suit emanated from an impostor.
Penpushing reports that the National Chairman of the party, Adekunle Omoaje made the explanation known in a statement, stressing that the party was not aware of such suit, stating that Ukonga Onaiyi said to be behind the controversial suit was not the Governorship candidate of Action Alliance
The party leader, therefore declared that the said Onaiyi lacks the power to institute any case on behalf of the party, adding that, Godwin Edemakhiota Oasimiamia who was the Governorship candidate of the party in the election had already congratulated Obaseki on his victory.
Penpushing further reports that, Omoaje emphasized that the leadership of the Action Alliance (AA) at both the state and national levels had also congratulated the Governor, pointing out that “how come a party that had congratulated the winner would also challenge the winner. This shows that we are not aware of the litigation.”
“The said litigant is an impostor and not one of us in the AA. It’s only the governorship candidate of the party that can challenge the result of an election. Onaivi who instituted the case at the tribunal lacks the power to do us. He did not represent the party and we don’t know him. So, the public should consider him an impostor who has a hidden agenda”, he declared
Penpushing also reports that, Omoaje informed that the National Executive Committee of the party has taken legal action against Onaivi, adding that the party is solidly in support of Governor Obaseki.
“We in the Action Alliance are ready to support the government of Governor Obaseki. The Governor is a very humble person who consulted us and sought for our support while contesting. We are ready to support him in any area he needs the support of the party. We are not challenging his victory at the tribunal,” he added.