EDO APC CRISIS DEEPENS AS PARTY DENIES BIAS

Oshiomhole rejects godfather claim Oyegun: Obaseki is distracted APC dismisses allegation of bias   RATHER than subside, the crisis of confidence rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State seems to be growing. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa Onilu, on Sunday dismissed allegations of bias levelled by the state government against the leadership of the party. Issa-Onilu said what transpired in the House of Assembly was glaring and, therefore, needed no investigation. He spoke even as APC National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole challenged those accusing him of…

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GODFATHER, GODSON LOCK HORNS IN EDO

Hendrix Oliomogbe examines the inside details of the battle for the soul of the Edo State House of Assembly between former governor AdamsOshiomhole and his estranged godson, Governor Godwin Obaseki. The scenario could be likened to a conclave of Catholic Church clerics who usually convene at night to select a new Pope, or better still, a clinically executed military coup carried out by renegade officers, rather than an ostentatious ceremony of a parliament. That was the manner of emergence of the new speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly. In…

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EDO ASSEMBLY CRISES: YOU ARE BIASED, HEAR FROM ALL SIDES BEFORE TAKING SIDE, OBASEKI FIRES AT OSHIOMHOLE

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Saturday, rejected his indictment by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for the crisis in the State House of Assembly. Obaseki, who succeeded Oshiomhole as governor of the state, accused the APC chair of showing bias with his view that he (Obaseki) played a role in the emergence of the leadership of the State Assembly. The governor, in a statement through his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said Oshiomhole “needs to hear…

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EDO ASSEMBLY CRISIS: OSHIOMHOLE 15 RELOCATES TO ABUJA, SEE WHY

By Cajetan Mmuta, Johnchuks Onuanyim and Ojieva Ehiosun The political rivalry between the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his predecessor in office, who doubles as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has taken a new dimension and now taking a toll on the political harmony in the state. The political hostility, aimed at determining who is in control of the state, had hitherto been in the realm of speculation, until now as the supporters and traducers of the godfather and the godson recently…

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EDO GOVERNOR OBASEKI ATTENDS OSAGIE-IZE IYAMU’S BIRTHDAY WITH PETER OBI, SEE PICS

Governor Obaseki attended Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s birthday celebration, party and church service today. And in the company of Mr. Peter Obi, the PDP Vice Presidential Candidate and running mate to PDP Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the erstwhile 2019 general election. Don’t you think should care not apply, Benue may repeat itself through Edo? “A figurative expression” POI is a potential key to unlock Adams Oshiomole clings. This’s the real definition for “I belong to nobody and I belong to everybody” Happy birthday to Pastor and Prof Osagie and…

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APC REACTS TO INAUGURATION OF EDO AND BAUCHI STATE ASSEMBLIES

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the controversies that trailed the inauguration of the Edo and Bauchi States House of Assembly, Igbere TV reports. Igbere TV had reported that 9 members-elect out of 24 members of the Edo State House of Assembly, on Tuesday about 10:22pm, ‘elected’ a new Speaker, Frank Okiye and Deputy Speaker, Yekini Idiaye. Their election followed a secret inauguration of the 9 members who are said to be loyalists of Governor Godwin Obaseki, while the rest 15 who are loyalists of the party’s National…

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EDO ASSEMBLY CRISIS: 15 LAWMAKERS GO INTO HIDING

Indications emerged yesterday that there may be more trouble in the way of the nine newly sworn in lawmakers and the 15 members-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly as those yet to be sworn in were said to have gone into hiding. This followed alleged threat to their lives after the afternoon attack on them in a highbrow area of Benin, the state capital. Already, the management of the hotel where the attack occurred was said to also be counting its losses following alleged video-recording by one of…

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THUGS BEAT UP OSHIOMHOLE, EDO ASSEMBLY MEMBERS-ELECT

THE crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly degenerated into a violent confrontation Tuesday evening as 15 Iawmakers-elect, including Mr. Seidu Oshiomhole (Etsako West 11), the younger brother of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were attacked by some suspected hoodlums. Some of the lawmakers were said to have sustained serious injuries were rushed to the hospital for treatment where they are still recuperating at the time of filing this report. The 15 lawmakers who are loyal to the national chairman of the…

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9 OUT OF 24 MEMBERS ELECT EDO SPEAKER, DEPUTY AT NIGHT, SEE PICS

There was drama on Monday as 9 out of 24 members-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly at about 10:22pm, ‘elected’ a new Speaker and Deputy Speaker for the 7th Assembly, Igbere TV reports. Igbere TV reports that while Hon Frank Okiye from Esan North East was sworn-in as Speaker, Hon Yekini Idiaye from Akoko Edo was elected Deputy Speaker. Governor Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy, Philip Shaibu reportedly whisked away the 9 members-elect, the Clerk of the House of Assembly, among other officials to stage a secret and…

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EDO ASSEMBLY MEMBERS PROTEST NON-INAUGURATION OF ASSEMBLY

Tony Osauzo and Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin Edo State House of Assembly members, who are yet to be inaugurated, yesterday, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, to prevail on Governor Godwin Obaseki to issue Proclamation, to enable the chamber function and avoid constitutional crisis. One of the lawmakers, Washington Osifo made the appeal on behalf of 19 lawmakers, at a press briefing at the Nigerian Union of Journalists Press Centre, in Benin, the state capital. “We urge all well-meaning individuals, including Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin,…

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