NO GOING BACK ON RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP SAYS APC NWC

Johnchuks Onuanyi Abuja.   Against the criticism on the composition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Reconciliation Committee (NRC), the national leadership has said that it has no intention to review the membership of the committee. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, gave the party’s position while reacting to the criticisms of the party members. According to him, there would be no composition of committee membership that would not be criticized. Onilu emphasized that what was important was the sincerity of those that composed the…

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HOW OSHIOMHOLE LED ME INTO POLITICS- OBASEKI

File Photo: Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, said he was led into politics after Adams Oshiomhole convinced him to join forces against godfatherism in the state. Obaseki revealed this while hosting ward leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oredo local government area of the state. Obaseki said Adams Oshiomhole, former governor of the state, called him into the fight against godfatherism but now “reneging on the mandate”. “Comrade Oshiomhole came to me, asking that we join forces to fight and bring an…

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APC STATE CHAIRMEN ACCUSE OBASEKI OF HOLDING PARTY HOSTAGE

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Abuja The Forum of State Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress has tasked the recently constituted National Reconciliation Committee to come up with an action plan to resolve the lingering crisis in the party. The chairmen urged the committee headed by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to set for work and ignore the camp of the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, which had raised objection to the membership of the committee. They said Edo as the only one out of the 36 states and Abuja, should not be…

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OSHIOMHOLE FINALLY SPEAKS OUT OVER THREAT OF REMOVAL

Sola Shittu, Benin The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday said he was not bothered by the alleged plot to remove him from office. Oshiomhole, who is facing the threat of removal by some state governors, said he remained committed to plans that would move the APC to greater heights. He spoke while addressing scores of party faithful in Iyamho, his home town. Oshiomhole, urged his supporters to remain focused and continue to support the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd). He said there were…

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EDO TRADITIONAL RULERS DECLARE FASTING AND PRAYING OVER OSHIOMHOLE OBASEKI FIGHT

The Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers  has scheduled a prayer and fasting programme for January 2  to seek God’s intervention in the ongoing crisis in the state, the  News Agency of Nigeria  reports. NAN reports  that Governor  Godwin Obaseki  has been locked in a battle with  his predecessor Oshiomhole, leading to the fictionalisation  of the APC  in the state. A    statement on Monday by   the Otaru of Auchi, Alhaji Aliru, Momoh  urged  Muslim ummah in his kingdom to continue to pray for peace in the state. According to the statement by…

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I WILL OPEN OSHIOMHOLE’S CAN OF WORMS THAT WILL MAKE PEOPLE STONE HIM, EDO APC STALWART THREATENS

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto, yesterday, said he will open a can of worms that will make Edo people to stone APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on the streets He said the can of worms would seal the political fate of the Edo State former governor. Adjoto also vowed to organise a national protest, tagged: ‘Oshiomhole Must Go’, against the former Edo governor in the New Year. The immediate past speaker of the state House of Assembly, who told party members at his country home…

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OBASEKI, INEC DIFFER ON EDO ASSEMBLY

Precious Igbonwelundu, Okodili Ndidi, Abuja and Osagie Otabor, Benin The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said there was no plan to conduct a fresh election to fill 14 vacant seats in the Edo State House of Assembly. This is contrary to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki’s claim that INEC will soon hold the election. National Commissioner and Chairman Voters’ Education and Information Committee, Festus Okoye, told The Nation: “The Commission has not taken any decision concerning the declaration of vacancies by the Edo State House of Assembly. “When…

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OSHIOMHOLE REJECTS OBASEKI’S CHRISTMAS GIFTS

David O Royal Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Governor of Edo, has rejected Christmas gifts from Edo State Government. Mr Crusoe Osage, the Special Adviser to Edo State Governor on Media and Communications, disclosed this in a statement in Benin on Wednesday. Osagie said the conventional Christmas presents reserved for former governors of the state that were sent to Oshiomhole were turned back. He said that messengers from the state government were dispatched to deliver the gifts on Christmas eve. “The messengers…

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WE WILL NOT NEGOTIATE AWAY OUR PEOPLE’S RESOURCES FOR PEACE IN EDO- OBASEKI

L-R: Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Edo State House of Assembly member (EDHA) representing Esan North Constituency II, Hon. Emma Okoduwa; his wife, Mrs. Josephine Okoduwa; Speaker, EDHA, Rt. Hon. Frank Okiye; Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Taiwo Akerele, and Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Theophilus Okoh; during a thanksgiving mass to mark the electoral victory of Hon. Okoduwa, in Uromi, Esan North East Local Government Area. The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has reaffirmed that his government will continue to pray and sue for…

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APC GOVERNORS FORUM LOOKING INTO OBASEKI- OSHIOMHOLE FEUD- FAYEMI

Governor Kayode Fayemi Governor Kayode Fayemi said the APC Governors’ Forum has taken steps towards addressing the political crisis involving the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Gov. Obaseki of Edo. ”I can assure you that we are fully seized of what is happening in Edo State and at the level of the APC Governors’ Forum, we have engaged both parties, we hosted both parties, we appealed to them and their supporters”, Fayemi said in Abuja ”We have taken steps and we are still…

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