EDO 2020: OBASEKI’S SECRET WEAPON EXPOSED

Felix Nwaneri reports that despite mounting opposition to Governor Godwin Obaseki’s second term bid, the Edo State helmsman could leverage on his achievements so far to scale the hurdle N igeria is said to have failed to attract investment because the local dynamics are too shoddy and loosely defined, which it makes it difficult for serious investment to place a bet on the country or its subnational entities – the states. But one state that has somewhat scaled this hurdle and is now a darling to international development institutions and investors…

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OSHIOMHOLE’S FORMER AIDE ADVISES HIM YO RESIGN

Sola Shittu, Benin A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Mr Charles Idahosa, on Monday called for the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. Addressing journalists in Benin, Idahosa who was the Special Adviser to Oshiomhole during his eight years as the state governor, said resignation was the only honourable option for the former governor since he had been suspended from his ward, local government and the state chapter of the party. He said, “From the way we are seeing issues under Adams Oshiomhole, the…

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ABUJA COURT STOPS APC NWC COMMITTEE FROM ACTING ON EDO CRISIS

The Federal High Court in Apo, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), yesterday, granted an order restraining the reconciliation committee constituted by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, from acting on the activities of the Edo State chapter of the party. Justice Sylvanus Chinedu Orji, in the ruling, granted the order of interim injunction in Suit No. M/680/2019 between Stephen Oshawo & 2 Ors vs. Adams Aliu Oshiomhole & 2 Ors. The Judge also stressed that Oshiomhole has no authority to constitute the committee, as relevant…

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HOW EDO APC CHAIRMAN WAS DENIED ACCESS TO VENUE OF MEETING WITH BUHARI

Anslem Ojezua 2020: APC Not At Risk In Edo, Says Oshiomhole President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with Col. David Imuse (rtd), the Edo State All Progressive Congress (APC) chairman loyal to the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The meeting is a follow-up to the one held on Thursday involving President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the APC governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Oshiomhole and Imuse were among the 35 APC state chapter chairmen who attended the meeting with the President yesterday. Whereas, Anslem Ojezua, the…

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DISREGARD APC SOUTH SOUTH CAUCUS MEETING CALLED FOR OSHIOMHOLE’S OFFICE- EDO APC CHAIRMAN

The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said the proposed meeting of the South-South caucus of the party was called without due consultation with leaders of the party in the zone. In a statement, Edo State chairman of the APC, Anselm Ojezua Esq., said the meeting should be held in the zone, not at the private office of the suspended National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. According to him, “Our attention has been drawn to a notice of the meeting of members of the…

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OBASEKI SAYS NO TO GANDUJE COMMITTEE TO RESOLVE EDO APC CRISIS

Facts emerged Tuesday on why Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State rejected the five-man fact-finding committee set up by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to look into the crisis rocking Edo State chapter of the party. The committee was set up by the leadership of the party to look into the rift between the governor and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, who is also the national chairman of the party. The battle for supremacy between the two men has polarised supporters of the party…

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APC’S NIGHT OF LONG KNIVES: HOW OSHIOMHOLE SURVIVED, THE 2023 PERMUTATIONS THAT ARE HOLDING THE PARTY TOGETHER

Adamu Abuh, Abuja By the time the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC) ended last Friday in Abuja, it became obvious that the party’s leaders did not buy into the impeachment plot hatched against the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. It was gathered that Oshiomhole’s saving grace came from President Muhammadu Buhari, who did not accede to the quest of aggrieved APC chieftains to remove the party’s national chairman. Sensing that their major reason for insisting on the NEC meeting was ripe for execution, Zamfara State…

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GOVERNORS, APC LEADERS SPLIT OVER SACK OF OSHIOMHOLE

The ongoing plot to force the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, out of office has split governors elected on the platform of the party as well as its leaders at the state level. The plot to remove Oshiomhole came to the fore at the last National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of APC held last Friday amidst protests for and against the move by members of the party. Although he survived the sack plot at the meeting, a source in the party told New Telegraph…

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PATRICK OBAHIAGBON WRITES ON HOW HURRICANE OSHIOMHOLE SWEPT THROUGH BAYELSA AND KOGI

By Patrick Obahiagbon In meteorological lore, hurricanes – cyclone-strength winds are usually named after females. But an exception was seemingly made last  Saturday when ‘Hurricane Oshiomhole’ that sacked the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the maritime state of Bayelsa made landfall. This time, elated locals gave it a man’s name, in sheer awe of the comprehensiveness and clinical finish of the change it brought. Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo State and the National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), is the choreographer who scripted…

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APC AND SOHUOMHOLE’S BATTLE FOR POLITICAL SURVIVAL

Johnchuks Onuanyim  The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is battling to retain his seat as the roof seems to be falling over his head. The APC National Chairman, who was elected on June 23 last year, was one year in office as the henchman of the ruling party on June 26 this year. But it is obvious that the party is gunning for change of national leadership. According to a National Executive Committee member, the rejection of Oshiomhole as a national chairman by some…

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