COME AND TAKE OVER EDO, OBASEKI DARES ABUJA POLITICIANS

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has spoken up about the recent call on federal legislators to take over Edo House of Assembly pending when the crisis rocking the state lawmakers is resolved. The governor, who spoke at a well-attended rally in Benin City on Thursday, challenged those he described as ‘Abuja politicians’ to come and take over activities of the state assembly. Obaseki’s statement is coming after 14 members of Edo House of Assembly said to be loyal to the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, Tuesday stormed the…

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EDO 2020: TONY ANENIH’S KINSMEN DEMAND EDO GUBER SEAT

About two weeks ago, leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Edo Central senatorial district met and insisted on producing the successor to Governor Godwin Obaseki come 2020. PATRICK OCHOGA writes.  Edo Central senatorial district since 1999 has been known as the strong hold of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), especially when the late highly respected politician and former board of Trustee of the party, Chief Tony Anenih, held sway in the politics of the country. Since the era of the late Ambrose Alli and Prof. Osarienmen Osunbor, who served as…

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REPS BEGIN MOVES TO TAKE OVER EDO ASSEMBLY

Ahmed Musa Abuja – The House of Representatives may be poised to take over the affairs of the Edo state Assembly following the intractable crisis that hit the legislative house on June 17, 2019. This followed a motion under matters of urgent public importance brought by Hon. Julius Ihovbare calling attention to the need to correct constitutional breach by the government of governor Godwin Obaseki. Members speaking on the matter roundly condemned what they described as “executive rascality” demonstrated by the state governor who allegedly inaugurated 9 out of 24…

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NASS, IGP, DSS MEET OVER EDO ASSEMBLY ASK OBASEKI TO RE-ISSUE PROCLAMATION, COURT SAYS NO

Ask Obaseki to issue new proclamation letter As court orders police, APC, others not to disturb House By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, Gabriel Enogholase & AlemmaAliu BENINCITY—THE leadership of the National Assembly,  Inspector General of Police and Director-General of Department of State Services, DSS, after examining the crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly, between Tuesday night and early hours of yesterday,  in Abuja, resolved that Governor Godwin Obaseki should issue a fresh proclamation for  inauguration of the House. This came as  the member-elect representing Akoko-Edo II, Emmanuel Agbaje…

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EDO GOVERNOR SACKS 8 COMMISSIONERS, NOMINATE REPLACEMENTS

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has sacked eight commissioners from his cabinet. Consequently, the governor has nominated their replacements and appointed five Special Advisers. A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq. and made available to DAILYPOST read, “The Edo State Government has approved the reshuffle of the State Executive Council (EXCO), with the Commissioners named below relieved of their appointments with effect from the date of this notice. “The commissioners are: Joseph Ugheoke, Commissioner for Minerals, Oil and Gas; Magdalene Ohenhen, Commissioner for…

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IT’S THE ESAN’S TURN TO PRODUCE EDO GOVERNOR SAYS ‘RICE MAN’, KENNETH IMASUANGBON

The battle over who flies the ticket of PDP in the Edo Guber race in 2020 is on. While the ruling party in the state is busy trying to shake off the hangover of a national leadership that is authoritarian, PDP is building on its earlier structures having been defeated in the last elections in a state that was hitherto theirs. Meanwhile, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State and aspirant for the forthcoming governorship election in the state, Mr Kenneth Imasuangbon, has said it was…

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MINISTERIAL NOMINATION: OSHIOMHOLE/ OBASEKI FACTIONS TEAR EDO APC APART

The Edo ministerial nominees are presently being held up because of the feud between the supporters of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki. Three names: former deputy governor to Oshiomhole, Mr. Pius Odubu, former member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Patrick “Igodomigodo” Obahiagbon and ex-Edo Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Henry Idahagbon are top on the list of names submitted by Oshiomhole to President Muhammadu Buhari for consideration. Supporters of Obaseki are however said to…

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ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE AND THE DYNAMICS OF EDO POLITICS

Isaiah Osifo The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress,(APC),Adams Oshiomhole is a factor in the politics of Nigeria and Edo State in particular.The classification of His political factor- Positive or Negative will naturally be dependent upon the orientation, interest of the participant or the observer of Edo politics. Politics in any part of the world is broadly categorized into Idealism or Realism. Some of the greatest African scholars and politicians, such as late Kwame Nkrumah,(former president of Ghana) and late Nelson Mandela,(former president of South Africa) have taught the world…

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2 MORE EDO LAWMAKERS SHOW UP FOR DOCUMENTATION AND SWEARING IN

Lawmakers in the Edo State House of Assembly on Monday cut short its long adjournment to admit new members-elect. The lawmakers had last week Monday adjourned sitting to July 17 shortly after the House was inaugurated and the Speaker and Deputy Speaker elected. A total of 15 lawmakers-elect were absent at the inauguration on the guise that they were not informed about the event. The 15 lawmakers-elect are believed to be having the backing of National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Two lawmakers-elect, Hon Emmanuel Okoduwa (Esan North…

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EDO LAWMAKERS THREATENED WITH RECALL OVER INABILITY TO BE SWORN IN

About 12 lawmakers-elect to the Edo State House of Assembly may soon face recall if they failed to complete documentation and report at the Assembly for inauguration, it was learnt at the weekend. Frank Okiye and Yekini Idiaye were elected as Speaker and Deputy Speaker after the inauguration of nine members of the 24-member Assembly last week. Some of the lawmakers-elect have, however, pledged loyalty to the leadership of the All Progressives Congress and offered to present themselves to be sworn-in as a member of the Assembly. Those threatened with…

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