COURT DECIDES THE FATE OF IZE-IYAMU TODAY OVER 700MIL DEZIANI LOOT

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming 19 Edo election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, will know his fate today when he appears at the Federal High Court, Benin City. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Ize-Iaymu is being arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on an eight-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N700 million reportedly deployed to prosecute the 2015 general elections. The former Secretary to the Edo Government is standing trial alongside four others before Justice J. M. Umar, who is…

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COAST CLEAR FOR OBASEKI AS 2,229 DELEGATES PICK PDP GUBER CANDIDATE IN EDO TODAY

All is set for Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, to pursue his governorship ambition under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, yesterday cleared him to contest the party’s primaries billed to hold today. Over 2229 PDP delegates will today converge on the newly renovated Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin City, the Edo state capital, to elect their candidate for the September 19 governorship election. Justice Emmanuel Obile, who sat over a suit seeking to disqualify Obaseki, struck out the suit…

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OBASEKI IN PDP: VONFUSION AS SUPPORTERS SAY THEY REMAIN IN APC, OSHIOMHOLE STANDS SUSPENDED

Nigeria / Samson Adenekan The leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State say Adams Oshiomhole remains suspended from the party. APC leaders in Mr Oshiomhole’s Ward 10 in Etsako West Local Government Area (LGA) and the party executives in the local government, also said they are still members of the Edo State chapter of the APC. Mr Oshiomhole was earlier this year suspended by the APC in Edo. His suspension was approved by the Court of Appeal in Abuja last week. Addressing journalists after a meeting at the APC…

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WE ARE NOT MOVING TO PDP YET SAYS OBASEKI

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that he has not concluded on the new platform with which he would seek re-election for a second term in office. In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the governor is pre-occupied with the coronavirus (COVID-19) challenge, which is ravaging the world at large and Nigeria in particular, urging the people to abide by government’s directives to halt the spread of the virus. According to him, “We have not moved to…

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OSHIOMHOLE IS AFRAID OF EDUCATED PEOPLE BECAUSE HE DID NOT GO TO SCHOOL- OBASEKI

‌ Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The embattled Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Tuesday announced his resignation from the ruling All Progressives Congress, citing the party’s decision to disqualify him from participating in the June 22 governorship primary as his reason for leaving. He, however, came down hard on the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, whom he accused of being behind his ordeal. Obaseki spoke with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The governor has been having a running battle with Oshiomhole, who is also his predecessor in office.…

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WE WONT LOSE EDO GUBER ELECTION IF OBASEKI LEAVES APC SAYS OSHIOMHOLE

A last-minute meeting summoned to discuss the fate of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has failed to save the embattled chief executive as the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday said that it would go ahead with June 22, 2020 governorship primary election. The APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, fielded questions from State House reporters after a meeting with the Chief of Staff (CoS) to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari. The meeting was attended by the Chairman of the Progressive Governors’…

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I WILL MAKE MY NEXT MOVE AFTER SEEING BUHARI SAYS OBASEKI

Following his disqualification from the APC Primaries thereby putting an end to his second term bid under that platform, many have perceived his next move will be to defect to the opposition PDP in the State. Governor Obaseki who had previously insisted he wouldn’t walk away from the party, is said to be seriously considering alternatives to the actualisation of his ambition. He, however, has called for calm from his supporters and stated he will declare his next move after an audience with the President. I appreciate the sustained show…

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EDO GUBER PRIMARIES: APC WILL SUFFER DIRE CONSEQUENCES FOR DIS QUALIFYING OSHIOMHOLE SAYS ODIGIE OYEGUN

A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said the party will suffer “dire consequences” in Edo State on account of the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki by the APC screening panel. Odigie-Oyegun described the outcome of the screening as a hatchet job aimed at installing a stooge that will allow some people unfettered access to the Edo Treasury. This was contained in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Chief Ray Morphy, in Abuja, on Friday. The statement read in part, “While not a…

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EDO IS TECHNICALLY A PDP STATE SAYS FINTIRI

Benin- Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, Governor of Adamawa State, on Wednesday, declared that Edo State is technically a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) owned state following its ability to have emerged victoriously in previous elections in the state, saying that the forthcoming election will not be different. He made the declaration in Benin during the party’s ward Congress to elect its ad-hoc delegates for the primary in the forthcoming governorship election in the state. Fitiri said with the anticedent of the party in the recent election, there is no need to…

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EDO GUBER TICKET: WE HAVE THE FINAL SAY OVER ASPIRANTS’ CREDENTIALS – APC CHAIRMAN, OSHIOMHOLE

Adams Oshiomhole …Adds: Screening Committee-High Court, Appeal Committee-Appeal Court, NWC-Supreme Court ”’Oshiomhole sponsoring protests against Obaseki in Abuja — Edo Dep Gov …Obaseki’ll emerge APC candidate, says Adamawa’s Gov Fintiri …Court stops APC, Oshiomhole from adopting any method for primary By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor, Innocent Anaba, Gabriel Enogholase, Omeiza Ajayi, Onozure Dania & Ozioruva Aliu The national leadership of APC yesterday set up a committee to screen its six governorship aspirants in Edo State, saying without prejudice to the work of the committee and that of the Screening…

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