EDO ASSEMBLY FACTIONAL LEADER THREATENS TO IMPEACH OBASEKI

Adeyinka Olaseni, Benin Factional Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Victor Edoror, has warned state  Governor,  Godwin Obaseki , not to violate  constitutional provisions, if he  does not want to be impeached. Edoror, who spoke to The PUNCH  after  Wednesday’s sitting of his faction at an undisclosed address at the Government Reserved Area  of the state, said the decisions taken at the sitting were binding, noting that if the executive refused to implement them, it would have grave constitutional implications. When reminded that he  had  always maintained that…

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EDO TRADITIONAL RULER SAYS HE OWNS ESANLAND, DECLARES IZE-IYAMU HAS ALREADY WON GUBER ELECTION

Obaseki vs Ize-Iyamu: Edo’s Ojirua of Irrua announces choice of candidate The Ojirua of Irrua, HRH Williams Okuagban Momodu II, has endorsed All Progressives Congress (APC) Edo governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu. The traditional ruler received Ize-Iyamu in his palace on Tuesday. He addressed him as ‘the next Governor of Edo State’. “I welcome you, my Governor. Your visit here is to further familiarize yourself with our people and have already been chosen. I watched on television as the President handed over the party’s flag to you. I wasn’t there but…

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I SOLD A BAD PRODUCT TO EDO STATE IN 2016, OSHIOMHOLE DECLARES

‌ Peter David, Benin A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has declared that he sold a bad product to Edo State people in 2016. He stated that he supported the governorship aspiration of Godwin Obaseki in 2016 to ensure the continuity of his projects and programmes. Oshiomhole stated these on Sunday at the Government Reservation Area, Benin, while addressing members of the APC. He said, “Obaseki is MoU (Memoranda of Understanding) governor, but Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is a man of God, who will ensure good…

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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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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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PDP PRIMARIES: OGBEIDE-IHAMA, OTHER PARTIES AGREE TO SETTLE OUT OF COURT

   Felix Onajite All the parties in the Edo Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary election case holding in Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers State have agreed to go for out of court settlement. An aspirant, Hon. Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, had on Monday, secured a court order restraining Godwin Obaseki, Edo state governor from participating in the shadow election Lead Counsel to the Plaintiff, Firdinald Orbih, at the resumed hearing of the matter this morning, told the court that they have served all the parties to the suit as ordered by the court the…

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EDO 2020: PDP ASPIRANTS REFUSE TO STEP DOWN FOR OBASEKI

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has so far failed to convince the three aspirants on its platform, to step aside for Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, ahead of their primaries, ThisDay reports. Gideon Ikhine, Ogbeide-Ihama and Kenneth Imasuagbon are the three men that were screened and cleared by the party for the primary. However, Obaseki’s decision to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for PDP, has changed the complexion of the game. Obaseki defected to the opposition party along with his deputy, Hon. Philip Shuaibu. The PDP primary was initially…

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OBASEKI TO PDP: HOW DEAL WAS SEALED, WITH WAIVER FOR GOVERNOR, DEPUTY, TO BE SCREENED TODAY

Jubilation as Edo gov, deputy get waiver to contest primary I won’t step down, PDP aspirant vows as Obaseki picks nomination form Saraki mocks Oshiomhole as Atiku, Wike, others back Edo gov Olusola Fabiyi, Sunday Aborisade, Leke Baiyewu, Olaleye Aluko, Tobi Aworinde, Alexander Okere and Peter David Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, will be allowed to run with his deputy, Philip Shaibu, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party if he (Obaseki) emerges winner at the PDP primary slated for Tuesday, June 23, in Benin, Edo State, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. It was gathered that this was one…

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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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OSHIOMHOLE OBASEKI FIGHT AND IMPLICATIONS FOR APC

File: Governor Godwin Obaseki (right) and Adams Oshiomhole. By Charles Onunaiju DESPERATE infighting for turf, corners and booties have been and are still the perennial nemesis and Achilles heel of any ruling or governing party in Nigeria. In the current Fourth Republic, weak party structure, opaque political platforms or what some say is lack of ideologies, pervasive influence of money, conflation of party and state where public treasury is seamlessly aligned to party finance, patronages and sundry activities, including ferocious contest over who or which clique will hold the party…

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