CRISES IN EDO PDP, APC GET REALLY MESSY AS GUBER ELECTION BECKONS

The crisis within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and in the major opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has heightened fears over their chances in this year’s governorship election in Edo State, reports Osagie Otabor in Bénin THE crisis rocking the two major political parties in Edo State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is getting worse and assuming a worrisome dimension. In the APC, the political divide is widening by the day between supporters of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s second term bid and those…

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OBASEKI VS OSHIOMHOLE : THE SCORES ARE PILING UP

Yinka Olujimi The Godwin Obaseki administration in Edo State on Wednesday reduced to rubble a hotel belonging to Citizen Tony Adun, a known ally of the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. According to the government, the edifice violated the building laws of the state, and lacked requisite permits. Unimpeachable justification, you would say. However, it is Herculean not to perceive political vendetta in the unfortunate destruction of such a multi-million naira business. It must be a high mental degeneration that will permit anyone to applaud…

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FINALLY, OBASEKI DEMOLISHES KABAKA HOTEL

Osagie Otabor, Bénin   Edo State Government on Wednesday afternoon commenced demolition of a multi -million naira hotel belonging to Tony Kabaka Adun. Bulldozers and security personnel were mobilised to the hotel at about 12 noon and began the demolition. It was part of the state government’s commitment to removal of illegal structures erected on government property, including public schools and waterways as well as roof eave-extensions and structures erected on the right of way of roads/streets, moats, river banks, TCN high tension lines, among others in Benin City and…

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OBASEKI DRAGS OSHIOMHOLE BEFORE IGP, DSS DG, CALLS FOR HIS ARREST

The Edo State Government on Monday demanded the immediate arrest and prosecution of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, accusing him of constantly creating security breaches in the state and holding rallies in defiance of orders. The government said the former Governor has failed to obey lawful orders both by the state government and the Inspector General of Police and had held rallies in different parts of the state. Deputy Governor Phillip Shuaibu told newsmen in Abuja that Oshiomhole was not above the law…

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OSHIOMHOLE WANTS FG TO DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY IN EDO SAYS OBASEKI

The Edo State Government saturday alleged that the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole had been creating tension and unrest in the state to force the authorities to declare a state of emergency. The state government also condemned the use of explosives and other dangerous weapons at the weekend by some political actors in parts of the state to cause mayhem, endangering the lives of law-abiding citizens of the state in the process. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie…

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HOODLUMS SET ABLAZE VENUE FOR OSHIOMHOLE RALLY IN EDO, SEE PICS

A venue to be used by National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for a political rally in Auchi, Estako West local government area has been set ablaze by suspected thugs. The rally was to receive some defectors into the APC. Two cars, over 1000 chairs, canopies and the stage were burnt. It was gathered that the suspected thugs carried out the act at about 2am. Sources said shots were fired before the place was set ablaze The rally was to hold at a field owned by…

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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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