OBASEKI: OSHIOMHOLE MY OPPONENT,NOT IZE-IYAMU

Governor Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 19 governorship election on Sunday said his major opponent is Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and not Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the party’s governorship candidate. Addressing a media parley in Lagos, the governor said Ize-Iyamu is not a factor in the election as the people of the state are determined not to give him their mandate based on his antecedents and what Oshiomhole has revealed about him. While reiterating…

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I DON’T THINK I WILL GET JUSTICE SAYS OBASEKI, AFTER FACING APC GUBER SCREENING COMMITTEE

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has expressed fears that he may not get justice since the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole was the “judge” in the case. He said this while speaking to journalists soon after undergoing two hours of screening at the party’s headquarters, in Abuja on Wednesday. He said; “The last time I came here, I asked that Oshiomhole recuse himself from the process in the interest of peace and justice. But as a party man, I have had to go through the screening…

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DIVIDED APC IN REAL BATTLE TO SAVE EDO AS PDP PREPARE TO POUNCE

Parties in last-minute rush to compile registers •Governors stick with Obaseki, Odubu adamant By Lanre Adewole Two weeks to the much-anticipated primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, national party chieftains are worried the ruling party in the state may end up gifting the governorship election to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as major power interests deepen their strife over who should be the standard-bearer. Already, the national leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, has given solid backing to the national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on direct mode…

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WHY WE INSIST ON DIRECT PRIMARIES FOR EDO- APC

The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu, has explained that lessons drawn from mistakes made during the 2018 governorship primary in Rivers State influenced the decision of its NWC to choose direct primary in Edo State. He added that the COVID-19 pandemic also played a role in the party’s decision. He added, “Even if there was no crisis in Edo, the direct primary will still be the safest mode for this election for us to avoid any booby trap from past shocking experiences. “The last time we did…

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DIRECT PRIMARIES WILL NOT HOLD IN MY STATE, OBASEKI INSISTS AS INEC BACKS OSHIOMHOLE

Direct primary won’t hold in my state, Obaseki insists Ruling party, Edo gov lawyers renew battle in court Monday Our Correspondents Amid the raging crisis rocking the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress over the mode of primary to be used in the conduct of its June 22 governorship primary, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said it will only honour the mode of primary submitted to it by the national chairman of the party. The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye,…

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EDO 2020: APC SETS UP BANANA PEELS FOR OBASEKI

The All Progressives Congress (APC) may have set in motion the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki from the governorship primary scheduled for 22 June. On Friday, the party announced its plans to display next Monday and Tuesday the certificates of the six aspirants. The certificates will be displayed at the party offices in Benin and Abuja for objection and verification by party members. Of all the six aspirants for the party’s ticket, Obaseki already has a case in court accusing him of certificate forgery and also the offence of perjury. But…

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STAY AWAY FROM EDO PRIMARIES, OBASEKI WARNS OSHIOMHOLE

John Alechenu, Abuja The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has asked the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, to recuse himself from the party’s governorship primaries in Edo State because he is an interested party. Obaseki made the call while speaking to newsmen after submitting his expression of interest and nomination forms at the APC National Secretariat, Abuja, on Wednesday. He said, “It is against natural justice for a man to be a judge in his own case.” According to him, he and his colleague Governors…

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OSHIOMHOLE TELLS APC GOVERNORS NO GOING BACK ON DIRECT PRIMARIES IN EDO GUBER RACE

National chairman of the All Progressives Congres, Adams Oshiomhole, has said the Edo State Governorship primaries will proceed as planned. He said this while speaking to reporters after the National Working Committee met with governors elected on the platform of the APC, in Abuja, on Monday. In response to a question that the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has rejected the direct primary mode for his state, Oshiomhole asked the reporter to “stop spreading rumours.” He added, “Obaseki is not here but issues of primaries are well spelt out in…

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EDO APC GUBER TICKET: TINUBU REFUSES GOVERNORS’ APPEAL TO GRANT OBASEKI RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL

Obaseki, Akeredolu to brace for shadow polls •APC governors praise Sanwo-Olu on COVID-19 THERE may be no going back on transparent and democratic primaries for the choice of governorship candidates by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo and Ondo states, it was learnt yesterday. At a meeting with nine APC governors, National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu said democratic primary as a core element of internal democracy should not be jettisoned. A source at the meeting held at the State House, Marina, Lagos, said Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos,…

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EDO GUBER LATEST: OBASEKI, 7 OTHER GOVERNORS MEET TINUBU

Govs Bagudu, Ganduje, Akeredolu, Sanwo-Olu, others meet in Lagos *Obaseki’s second term bid top on agenda Meeting also discussed mode of selection — direct or indirect primary GOVERNOR Godwin Obaseki of Edo State was on Sunday accompanied by seven other governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to a meeting with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over his second term ambition. Vanguard gathered that the meeting was held behind closed doors at the State House, Marina, Lagos. It was also gathered that apart Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi…

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