By Onitsha Shedrack,
Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday terminated the appointment of the state’s Executive Director of Poverty Alleviation and Mobilisation, Mrs. Evelyn Igbafe for describing the All Progressive Congress governorship candidate, Mr Godwin Obaseki as a disaster waiting to consume the party in the September 10 poll.
Her removal came two days after she called for the cancellation of the All Progressives Congress governorship primaries in the interest of justice and fair play after she had described the winner of the June 18 primaries as “unsellable.”
According to her; “If the party continues with the choice of Obaseki as its candidate, I pity the APC at the governorship poll because the defeat will be a landslide victory for the PDP because I know that the APC will fail with Obaseki. The reason we are not accepting Obaseki is because the APC manipulated the primaries,” Igbafe had said.
But in a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Peter Okhiria, Igbafe was sacked over “dereliction of duty, incompetence, among others.”
The letter was signed by the Secretary to the Edo State Government.
However, her termination letter, dated June 1, reads, “I write to inform you that the Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has approved the termination of your appointment as Executive Director to the Governor on Poverty Alleviation and Mobilisation for dereliction of duty, incompetence and abdicating your responsibilities.
“Consequently, you are to return all government property with you, including vehicles and identity card, to the Directorate of Administration, Governor’s Office immediately.”
Oshiomhole wished her well in her future endeavours.