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Obaseki Dethrones Benjamin Ikhani, Ends Uzanu Clan In Edo
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Obaseki Dethrones Benjamin Ikhani, Ends Uzanu Clan In Edo

Gov Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has withdrawn the appointment of HRH Benjamin Ikhani as the Clan Head of Uzanu, approved the revocation of South East Uneme clan in Estako East LGA. Uzanu as a clan was created at the tail end of the former governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s administration, which is the country home of Prince Clem Agba, the present Hon Minister of State for Budget and National Planning. According to a statement signed by the Secretary to the State government, Bar Osarodion Ogie, said both action takes immediate effect. “The state government “action is predicted in the incessant and flagagant disregard to peace agreement and government directive to maintain peace in Uzanu and it’s environs by the Oliola.” “By this action, Uzanu is back to his former status a...
Obaseki Demolishes Houses Of Oshiomhole’s Allies In Benin
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Obaseki Demolishes Houses Of Oshiomhole’s Allies In Benin

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state Tuesday evening demolished buildings belonging to three close allies of his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The victims include former Deputy Governor, Dr. Pius Odubu, a member of the House of Representatives Prof. Julius Ihonvbere and Mr. Mike Etemuagbon. Ihonvbere also served as secretary to the state government in the second term of Oshiomhole. Odubu’s property, located at Dennis Osadebe Avenue, GRA, in Benin, was occupied by his younger brother and his family at the time it was demolished. Obaseki also destroyed Ihonvbere’s home in Benin Ihonvbere’s property (under construction), is located along Edo Osagie street, GRA, Benin. Odubu described the development as unfortunate, adding that the matter was already before t...
Oshiomhole Retracts Defaming Comments Against Governor Ortom
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Oshiomhole Retracts Defaming Comments Against Governor Ortom

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has retracted the comments he made against Governor Samuel Ortom in 2018. Oshiomhole, in his retraction, said he acted based on information he had, which he has now found to be false and baseless. Recall that Governor Ortom had felt deeply aggrieved by the APC chieftains’ statement and had dragged him to court over the embarrassing and defaming comments. However, Oshiomhole on Thursday described Governor Ortom as a dear friend and brother with whom he had shared so much in common, including mutual respect. Referring to a press conference he addressed on the 27th of July, 2018 at the National Headquarters of the APC, where he spoke on the movement of Gov Ortom from the ruling ...
Oshiomhole Should Stop Panicking Over Probe Of N30b Storm Water Project – Idahosa
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Oshiomhole Should Stop Panicking Over Probe Of N30b Storm Water Project – Idahosa

Chief Charles Idahosa, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state has advised Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, former Edo state governor; Clem Agba, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning and the Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to panic over moves by the Edo state government to probe the N30b Edo Storm Water project. Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki had last week declared that the N30b Benin stormwater project embarked upon by the Oshiomhole administration was a ploy to defraud Edo people. He said the stormwater project, conceived by the Oshiomhole administration, was designed not to work for the benefit of the Edo people, adding that his administration will probe the project and recover all the money stolen through it. Speak...
Edo Election: Oshiomhole Reacts To APC’s Loss, Says ‘You Win Some & Lose Some’
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Edo Election: Oshiomhole Reacts To APC’s Loss, Says ‘You Win Some & Lose Some’

A former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has finally broken silence following his party's defeat at the September 19 Edo Governorship election. MCI had reported how the APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu lost to incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the keenly contested election. Oshiomhole, a former Governor of Edo State, had thrown his weight behind Ize-Iyamu, a former Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Edo State Government, in the guber polls. On Wednesday, Oshiomhole, while at the gym at his private residence, in Benin City, said he did not break down as being alleged in some quarters, following the loss suffered by his party. While thanking the good people of Edo State...
Edo 2020: Emulate Jonathan, Oba Of Benin Charges Politicians
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Edo 2020: Emulate Jonathan, Oba Of Benin Charges Politicians

IT was a historic moment, on Thursday, as the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, met with political parties and leaders, where he sued for peace and urged them to emulate the action of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 when he lost to President Muhammadu Buhari. First to meet with the monarch were the two gladiators: Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressives Congress, APC, who Oba Ewuare II said they were heating up the polity. While noting that elections were not a do-or-die affair, he said the politicians must note that they have only Edo State to call their own and, thus, must do everything to protect it from disintegration. He said not only had the state been in the news for the wrong reasons, but the governorship election had...
Accident: An ‘Assassination Attempt Against Oshiomhole’ – Aide Reveals What Happened
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Accident: An ‘Assassination Attempt Against Oshiomhole’ – Aide Reveals What Happened

TWO policemen, yesterday, died in an accident involving the campaign convoy of former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, while he was on his way to Usen in Ovia SouthWest local government area. The accident was said to have happened at about 1pm around the by-pass in Oluku Ovia North East local government area. As a result of the incident, the candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has called off his rally at Usen. It was gathered that a trailer ran into the travelling campaign convoy hitting the back-up vehicle that the police were riding in. In a statement, the Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, Mr. John Mayaki, said it was suspending the scheduled campaign to honour the dead. On behalf of Pastor Ize-Iyamu an...
Obaseki Condoles With Oshiomhole, Ize-iyamu Over Crash, Death Of Security Aides
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Obaseki Condoles With Oshiomhole, Ize-iyamu Over Crash, Death Of Security Aides

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has condoled with former governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, over a road accident involving top chieftains of the APC in the party’s campaign entourage. In a statement forwarded to uson Tuesday, the governor commiserated with the families of the victims of the crash and prayed that God grants them the fortitude to bear the loss of their loved ones. According to him, “I received the news of the accident with shock and commiserate with the former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the candidate of the APC in the forthcoming governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu over the very unfortunate incident involving their security aides and top chi...
“I Won’t Fight With A Pig” – Oshiomhole Replies Saliu Lukman
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“I Won’t Fight With A Pig” – Oshiomhole Replies Saliu Lukman

FORMER National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on Monday said that he was not going to respond to the allegations made against him by the Progressive Governors Forum, Saliu Lukman over plot to come back as Chairman of the ruling party. Comrade Oshiomhole said it takes an empty brain to suggest that he wants to stage a come back to become the national chairman. He stated this while speaking to State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Asked to react to the allegation by the Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum, Lukewarm, that he wants to come back as Chairman, he said he would not engage in any fight with those he described as cowards wi...
Giadom Wants To Kill APC As They Did In Rivers State – Oshiomhole
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Giadom Wants To Kill APC As They Did In Rivers State – Oshiomhole

Suspended National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has accused the court-endorsed acting National Chairman of the party, Chief Victor Giadom of attempting to destroy the party the way his group allegedly did in his home state, Rivers. Oshiomhole in an online television interview monitored in Abuja also declared that Giadom was no longer a member of the National Working Committee NWC of the party, noting that assuming he was still one, it would not be possible for a deputy National Secretary to superintend over the affairs of the party in the presence of other high ranking officials. This was as the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Yekini Nabena accused an unnamed Minister in the administration of President Muhammadu B...
APC Crisis: 2023 Presidency Puts Ruling Party On Life Support
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APC Crisis: 2023 Presidency Puts Ruling Party On Life Support

“Too many cooks, spoil the broth” is a popular idiomatic expression in English which in literal translation means when there are too many people involved in trying to do the same thing, the final result will not be good. That best captures the current situation of Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). With latest developments in the party, analysts, including concerned members of the party have expressed the views that the party may not survive even before the 2023 general elections. Speaking with our correspondent, one of the national leaders of the party who does not want his name in print had said the current crisis in the party has gone beyond the rift between Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the party’s National Chairman who was sacked from office on Tuesday by ...
Details Of APC Crisis As 3 Acting Chairmen Emerge In 3 Hrs
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Details Of APC Crisis As 3 Acting Chairmen Emerge In 3 Hrs

THE leadership crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, took a melodramatic twist as three persons, within three hours, laid claim to national chairmanship of the party, in an acting capacity. This happened few hours after the Court of Appeal upheld the lower court’s ruling suspending Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as APC national chairman on Tuesday. The three acting chairmen are Deputy National Chairman, South, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; Deputy National Secretary of the party, Chief Victor Giadom, and National Vice Chairman, South-South, Ntufam Hilliard Eta. As expected, emergence of the three acting chairmen, who all started by issuing conflicting orders, could hurt the party’s June 22 governorship primaries in Edo as the Independent National Electoral Commission, IN...
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Victor Giadom’s ‘Take Over’ Makes No Sense – Oshiomhole

The suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, said last night that claim by Deputy National Secretary Victor Giadom that he had taken over as acting chairman is against common sense. According to him, the party is ruled by its guidelines. He spoke on a Channels Television programme. The Court of Appeal, he said, did not suspend the National Working Committee (NWC) from functioning and the constitution of the party states clearly who acts as the chairman in his absence. He said: “My advice to my brother, Victor, is about common sense – in the absence of the Chairman, there is nothing in our rules and the court can only interpret the rules of the party and the Constitution of Nigeria. It serves to common sense that if the ch...
APC Crisis: Ajimobi Takes Over As National Chairman, To Call For NEC Meeting
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APC Crisis: Ajimobi Takes Over As National Chairman, To Call For NEC Meeting

Deputy National Chairman, South, of the All Progressives Congress, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi has assumed leadership of the All Progressives Congress APC in acting capacity. According to a statement by his Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Bolaji Tunji, the former Oyo State Governor assumed the reins of leadership in the aftermath of the order of the Court of Appeal affirming the suspension of the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The statement called on all APC Stakeholders to continue to observe the peace as he assumes position as acting National Chairman of the APC. “Senator Ajimobi took over the leadership of the party in line with Section 14 subsection 3 of the APC constitution that states that, ‘the Deputy National Chairman shall act as the National Chairm...
We Won’t Lose Edo State If Obaseki Leaves APC – Oshiomhole
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We Won’t Lose Edo State If Obaseki Leaves APC – Oshiomhole

A last-minute meeting summoned to discuss the fate of Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki 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’ Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, as well as four members of the APC National Working Committee (NWC), including the National Vice Chairman (North West), Barr. Inuwa Abdulkadir; National Treasurer, ...
APC NWC Meets With Gambari In Aso Rock
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APC NWC Meets With Gambari In Aso Rock

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is leading some members of party’s National Working Committee (NWC) in a meeting with the Chief of Staff (CoS) to the president, Professor Ibrahim Gambari. The meeting is taking place in the CoS’ office in State House, Abuja. Sighted with the party boss were the National Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdulkadir; National Treasurer, Adamu Panda and two others. Oshiomhole was escorted to the meeting by a police orderly who had a pile of office files with him. The party boss is dealing with the fallout from the party’s disqualification of incumbent Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, from participating in the state gubernatorial primaries. The meeting is believed to be in connection ...
Oshiomhole Flaunts New Look As He Reacts To Obaseki Disqualification
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Oshiomhole Flaunts New Look As He Reacts To Obaseki Disqualification

APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has finally reacted to the disqualification of the current Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki this time in a new look. The Governor of Edo State Godwin Obaseki was disqualified by the All Progressive Congress APC Screening Committee headed by Pro Jonathan Ayuba for defective Certificate. Mr Obaseki has said that he will not Appeal the outcome of the Screening. Although there are reports that Godwin Obaseki has joined the People Democratic Party PDP. Meanwhile Adams Oshiomhole in a special Media Interview with Channels Television said the decision was subject to appeal. “I can’t comment on it now,” Oshiomhole said. “We are just following our party constitution. We have a screening committee, they turned out a report. And ...
I Don’t Think I Will Get Justice – Obaseki On APC Screening
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I Don’t Think I Will Get Justice – Obaseki On APC Screening

Ahead of its June 22 governorship primary election in Edo state, the All Progressives Congress APC on Wednesday screened its six aspirants with the screening committee receivingsix petitions against the governor and one against Mr Mathew Iduoriyekemwe.The governor who came out of the screening room around 10 pm expressed misgivings at the operations of the committee, saying with Comrade Adams Oshiomhole dictating affairs of the party, he knows he cannot get justice. He said; “The last time I came here, I asked that Oshiomhole recuse himself from the process in the interest of peace and justice. But as a party man, I have had to go through the screening like everybody else. Since he is the judge and the jury in this matter, I will just wait for the outcome of the screening. I have gi...
Edo: APC Enlists University Dons, Lawyers To Screen Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu, Others
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Edo: APC Enlists University Dons, Lawyers To Screen Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu, Others

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress APC has set up a committee to screen its six governorship aspirants in Edo state, declaring that without prejudice to the work of the committee and that of the Screening Appeals Panel, the National Working Committee NWC has the final say with regards to the fate of the aspirants. According to the party, the screening and appeals committees which consist of academics, lawyers and politicians would help to forestall a repeat of the Bayelsa experience where it lost its mandate due to alleged discrepancies in the certificates of the party’s deputy governorship candidate. Inaugurating both committees on Tuesday at the party’s National secretariat in Abuja, its National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said while the screening ...
Edo State Deputy Gov. Challenges Oshiomhole, Other Governorship Aspirants To Debate
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Edo State Deputy Gov. Challenges Oshiomhole, Other Governorship Aspirants To Debate

The Edo State government has challenged the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and all governorship aspirants in the state to an open debate. The challenge was thrown on Sunday in a statement by the state’s deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, trumping Governor Godwin Obaseki’s moral uprightness and service delivery as the endearing factors for which the people of the state would reelect their team. Comrade Shaibu, in the statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Benjamin Atu, and made available to journalists in Abuja, said “I am throwing an open invitation to anyone who has the moral standing of Godwin Obaseki to come out and defend their statements in an open debate.” According to the statement, the deputy govern...
Oba Of Benin, Buhari, Dangote Couldn’t Reconcile Obaseki, Oshiomhole – Osunbor
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Oba Of Benin, Buhari, Dangote Couldn’t Reconcile Obaseki, Oshiomhole – Osunbor

Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor, a former governor of Edo State at the weekend said efforts by President Muhammadu Buhari, Oba of Benin, Ewuare II and Alhaji Aliko Dangote and others to reconcile Governor Godwin Obaseki and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has not yielded any positive result. In a statement made available to Daily Independent, Osunbor also said it is unfortunate that the Reconciliation Committee set up by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party has not yielded the desired result with the governorship primaries less than a month away. Osunbor who said the signs ahead are not good also appeal to the party leaders and warring parties to sheathe their sword and avoid playing into the hands of the opposition ...
Edo 2020: Idahosa Thanks Buhari, Says Oshiomhole Can’t Be Trusted
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Edo 2020: Idahosa Thanks Buhari, Says Oshiomhole Can’t Be Trusted

Chief Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state has expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the party for their intervention in the political imbroglio in Edo State ahead of the June 22 primaries. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Idahosa who also commended Governor Godwin Obaseki for listening to the wise counsel of party leaders and making peace moves, also lauded APC governors under the aegis of Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) for the brotherhood they displayed by rallying behind one of their own. He however said despite the latest development, APC leaders in Edo state are not taking things for granted because Comrade Adams Oshiom...
Edo Gubernatorial Primaries: Obaseki Returns Nomination Form, Warns Oshiomhole To Stay Away
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Edo Gubernatorial Primaries: Obaseki Returns Nomination Form, Warns Oshiomhole To Stay Away

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has asked Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to recuse himself of role in the forthcoming governorship primary in Edo State being an interested party. The governor who returned his forms to seek second term ticket as Edo State chief executive said the APC National Chairman cannot superintend over the Edo state governorship primary, having declared his preference for certain aspirants as opposed to others. The Edo state governorship primary has been fixed for June 22, while the election proper is September 19. The governor who was accompanied to the Secretariat by a handful of supporters said Oshiomhole cannot be a judge in his own case as doing so is contrary to natural justice. Governor Ob...
“Oshiomhole Lied, We Notified Him That We Wanted Indirect Primary” – Edo APC Chairman, Anselm Ojezua Says
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“Oshiomhole Lied, We Notified Him That We Wanted Indirect Primary” – Edo APC Chairman, Anselm Ojezua Says

The Edo State chap­ter of the All Pro­gressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday said Comrade Adams Osh­iomhole, national chairman of the party, was economical with the truth when he said that the party was not aware of Governor Godwin Obase­ki’s preference for indirect primary. He made the declaration fol­lowing a closed-door meeting he held with seven members of the Progressives Gover­nors’ Forum, led by Kebbi State governor, Atiku Bagudu. Though the primary has been fixed for June 22, the Edo State chapter of the APC and the national leadership of the party are currently locked in a battle on the mode mode to be used in choosing the flag bearer. While Edo APC, led by Anselm Ojezua, said it was adopting the indirect prima­ry method for the emergence of the party’s flag bearer in th...
Edo 2020: President Buhari Summons Oshiomhole
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Edo 2020: President Buhari Summons Oshiomhole

Following interventions by governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari is set to intervene in the political impasse in Edo State as he has summoned Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for a parley, Daily Independent has gathered. A member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), who confirmed the development to Daily Independent, said Oshiomhole will meet with the president at the Presidential Villa tomorrow (today) “I’m aware the president has summoned the national chairman and they will meet at the Villa tomorrow (today). I think the issue will be resolved. There will be primaries but I think it will not be done in a way to put the governors of Edo and Ondo at a disadvantage”, he said. President Buhari on Monday met with ...
Obaseki, 7 Other APC Governors Meet Tinubu Ahead Of Edo Election
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Obaseki, 7 Other APC Governors Meet Tinubu Ahead Of Edo Election

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki was on Sunday accompanied by seven other governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to a meeting with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over his second term ambition. Vanguard gathered that the meeting was held behind closed doors at the State House, Marina, Lagos. It was also gathered that apart Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, who is chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, other governors present at the meeting include Governors Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos) and Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano). Though the details of the meeting were not disclosed it was gathered that the embattled governor of Edo State, Obaseki, who was also at the closed-door meeting, approached Tinubu to prevail on his estrang...
Edo State Deputy Governor, Shaibu Calls On President Buhari To Intervene In Edo APC Political Crisis
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Edo State Deputy Governor, Shaibu Calls On President Buhari To Intervene In Edo APC Political Crisis

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the crisis rocking the Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), noting that the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is bent on destroying the President’s anti-corruption legacy. Comrade Shaibu, who spoke with journalists in his office on the crisis rocking the party in the state, stressed that there is ample evidence that Oshiomhole is not joining forces with the President on his anti-corruption crusade, but rather aligning with a man who has a pending corruption case to contest for the governorship seat in the state. According to him, “My message to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the leader of the party ...
More Trouble For Obaseki As Loyalists Plot To Abandon The Edo State Governor
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More Trouble For Obaseki As Loyalists Plot To Abandon The Edo State Governor

With less than one month to the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary for the 2020 gubernatorial election in Edo State, there seems to be no let-up in the internal crisis rocking the camp of the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, as some of his loyalists within the party are said to be plotting to dump him in the build up to the primary election. Sources within the APC informed that there is an internal battle to stop the wave of exodus that is being planned by some of the people who were hitherto believed to be close to Obaseki but were clandestinely working against the second term ambition of the governor. The new agenda by these set of ‘loyalists’, as discovered by our correspondents, is to activate their plan, which is to dump the governor and move en-mass to the opposing side...
Sen. Lawal Shuaibu, APC Deputy National Chairman Accuses Oshiomhole Of Lawlessness
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Sen. Lawal Shuaibu, APC Deputy National Chairman Accuses Oshiomhole Of Lawlessness

Deputy National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), North chapter, Senator Lawal Shuaibu has lamented what he described as the growing resort to illegalities by the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, saying the APC is now a best of lawlessness. In a highly caustic statement issued Wednesday in Abuja, Shuaibu regretted that after his letter of May 28, 2019 warning Oshiomhole about the landmines he was laying for himself and the APC, the party leadership has continued to act in breach of all relevant laws. Vanguard earlier reported that contending forces in the national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, seemed to have sheathed their swords, as the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, inaugurated ...
Taiwo Akerele Resigns As Governor Obaseki’s Chief Of Staff
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Taiwo Akerele Resigns As Governor Obaseki’s Chief Of Staff

The Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Mr. Taiwo Akerele, has resigned. His resignation, The PUNCH gathered was not unconnected with the lingering crisis between the Governor and the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. In his resignation letter dated 25th April 2020, Akerele said; “My decision to exit the government is based on administrative and governance grounds. “I am solidly with His excellency Mr Godwin Obaseki in his quest to transform Edo state. His mission and vision resonate with mine. “This is all I have to say, I will like to be given the opportunity to go private as I part ways administratively with the government based on principles. “I thank his excellency for the opportunity given to me to serve in this capacity and also ...
COVID-19: Oshiomhole Tested Negative – Lanre Issa-Onilu
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COVID-19: Oshiomhole Tested Negative – Lanre Issa-Onilu

The All Progressives Congress APC said its National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has tested negative for the Coronavirus. The disclosure was contained in a statement issued Friday night by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu. He said; "The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has tested negative to coronavirus. Following fears he could have physically interacted with person[s] who tested positive to the coronavirus, Oshiomhole presented himself for a test on Thursday and it has just been confirmed that the result returned negative".
Oshiomhole Was Wrong Choice As APC National Chairman – Junaid Mohammed
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Oshiomhole Was Wrong Choice As APC National Chairman – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will continue to be in crisis because its national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was handpicked and not the popular choice of the party members. Junaid, who spoke on the latest crisis in the party where Oshiomhole escaped being removed by a hair’s breadth, said the fact that he still struggling to cement his leadership in almost two years in office shows that he was a wrong choice that is not accepted by the majority of APC members. Speaking in a chat with INDEPENDENT, Junaid also blamed Oshiomhole for the crisis in Edo state, saying the fact that he assisted Governor Godwin Obaseki to power does not mean the governor should do his bidding. He said: “A...
“I’m Not Part of those Plotting Oshiomhole’s Removal” – Yahaya Bello
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“I’m Not Part of those Plotting Oshiomhole’s Removal” – Yahaya Bello

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has debunked claims that he is part of those plotting the removal of the embattled National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Governor Bello who spoke through the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo, on Saturday said he will never do anything that will disrupt the peace of the party. “Governor Yahaya Bello will never do anything that will disrupt the peace of APC. “His interest has always been the peace and stability of the party. “He is a true party man whose interest is the continued political relevance even beyond 2023,” he said. Report had claimed that some governors and some ministers are behind Oshiomhole’s ordeal because they intend to hijack the party for p...
Protesters Storm APC Secretariat, Demand Oshiomhole’s Removal As Chairman
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Protesters Storm APC Secretariat, Demand Oshiomhole’s Removal As Chairman

Protesters on Monday morning, marched on the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to, among other things demand for the removal of the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The protesters under the aegis of the APC Young Stakeholders, stormed the party headquarters as early as 11:00am with various placards with inscriptions such as: “Oshiomhole Must Go”, “Oshiomhole go home”, “We are tired of losing” etc. One of the leaders of the protesters who gave his name as Mathias Omikpa, said the APC young stakeholders were tired of recording reversals of their victories on account of the tardiness of the party chairman. He said, “It is time for Oshiomhole to go, we are tired of this downward trend. The National Chairman has brought nothing but misf...
“Oshiomhole’s Utterances, Huge Embarrassment To Nigeria, APC” – Ex TUC Boss, Esele
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“Oshiomhole’s Utterances, Huge Embarrassment To Nigeria, APC” – Ex TUC Boss, Esele

Former President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Mr Peter Esele, has called for the removal of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) over his poor handling of the party’s affairs. In a statement on Saturday titled: “APC: Time for Adams Oshiomhole to go,” the former Labour leader blamed the loss of Bayelsa state by the APC on Oshiomhole’s complicity in fielding an ineligible candidate for the state governorship election. He said that Oshiomhole’s utterances have also become a source of embarrassment for the APC, warning that the ruling party must do all that was necessary to defend the institutions of the state. While recalling the loss of Zamfara state to the opposition, the Edo state-born Labour activist warned that ...
Oyo APC Leaders Reject Ajimobi As National Deputy Chairman
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Oyo APC Leaders Reject Ajimobi As National Deputy Chairman

Leaders of the Oyo state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) across the three Senatorial Districts on Thursday called on the National leader of the party, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu and the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to reject the nomination of former Governor Abiola Ajimobi as Deputy National Chairman. The call came on the heels of rumours making rounds that Ajimobi has been nominated to replace Chief Niyi Adebayo as APC Deputy National Chairman. Adebayo has been appointed by President Mohammadu Buhari as Minister . The Oyo APC leaders, who rose against the nomination of Ajimobi at a caucus meeting in Osogbo, stated that the choice of the former governor was a wrong one since he does not enjoy the majority support of the party leaders in the state. ...
Hoodlums Set Oshiomhole’s Rally Venue Ablaze
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Hoodlums Set Oshiomhole’s Rally Venue Ablaze

According to reports, the National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, was scheduled to receive the defectors at the venue on Saturday. However, the suspected hoodlums reportedly set the venue ablaze after firing shots.Two cars, over 1000 chairs, canopies and the stage were burnt. Reacting to the situation, the factional chairman of APC in the area, Alhaji Abubakar Akokhia, said the rally would still hold despite activities of the suspected thugs.
Oshiomhole Wants To Be VP To A Northern Presidential Candidate – Charles Idahosa
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Oshiomhole Wants To Be VP To A Northern Presidential Candidate – Charles Idahosa

Chief Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information in Edo state on Friday said Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will disappoint Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party on the issue of the 2023 presidency. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Idahosa, a chieftain of the party said while Tinubu is supporting the embattled National chairman with the hope of assisting him to get the APC presidential ticket in 2023, Oshiomhole’s ambition is to become a running mate to a Northern presidential candidate. “I feel so sorry for Tinubu because he doesn’t know who Oshiomhole is. I am aware he is one of those giving him support as the National chairman. “Oshiomhole will disappoint him seriously. He w...
APC Factions Clash Over Obaseki’s Endorsement
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APC Factions Clash Over Obaseki’s Endorsement

Factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State have disagreed over the purported endorsement of Governor Godwin Obaseki for a second term. The party Chairman in Ward 10, Alhaji Abubakar Akokia, described the news as untrue. He also denied the purported suspension of the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The rebuttal follows news that the party in Oshiomhole’s Ward 10, Etsako West Local Government Area, have endorsed Obaseki’s re-election bid. He said: “…it has again exposed how desperate Obaseki is for a second term when he has not merited it. Obaseki is a colossal failure and does not deserve our support. APC leaders in ward 10 stand with the National Chairman of our great party who has done creditably well in office. “We have not seen a situation ...
Gov Obaseki Drops Bombshell, Says Oshiomhole No Longer APC member
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Gov Obaseki Drops Bombshell, Says Oshiomhole No Longer APC member

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has dropped a bombshell, claiming that the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is no longer a member of the ruling party. He added that President Muhammadu Buhari, had also directed the Edo State chapter of the party to deal with the pro-Oshiomhole Edo Progressive Movement and the former Governor for anti-party activity. The Governor was quoted to have said this at a rally of the APC members from the Owan East and West Local Government Areas in Sabogida-Ora earlier, yesterday. Obaseki said, “The APC is one party. Those that say they are in the EPM are not APC, including their national chairman, who we have suspended in Edo State. “Those mistakenly elected into Edo State House of Assembly, ...
‘Oshiomhole’s Antics Will Fail’ – Governor Obaseki
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‘Oshiomhole’s Antics Will Fail’ – Governor Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that the antics of National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to create factions of the party in the state would fail. Governor Obaseki who tagged himself governor of development said Oshiomhole no longer has the support of Edo people. Obaseki said the Edo APC is still intact, strong and united. He said President Mohammadu Buhari has asked him to deal with anybody doing anti-party activities in Edo APC Obaseki noted that ‘If you are a progressive, you must be a real Progressive’ adding that all those working to destabilise the party would be shown the way out. According to him, “Members of the EPM are trying to frustrate the good plans we have for Edo people as their plan is to burn marke...
Oshiomhole Rejects Christmas Gifts From Obaseki
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Oshiomhole Rejects Christmas Gifts From Obaseki

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 said they met the mother of the former governor who rejected the items, stating that her son would not accept the gifts. “The gift items meant for Comrade Oshiomhole include four cows and ten bags of rice”. He s...
I Did Not Teach Obaseki, Shaibu How To Lose Elections – Oshiomhole
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I Did Not Teach Obaseki, Shaibu How To Lose Elections – Oshiomhole

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has reacted to comments by governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and his deputy Philip Shaibu, that he (Oshiomhole) taught them all they are executing today in the state including the fight against godfatherism. Oshiomhole who reacted in a television programme weekend said he never thought them violence being exhibited today in the state and losing elections because “I have always been a winner”. According to him, “I have read them several saying that I thought them all they are doing today. This is laughable because I never thought them how to lose elections. As we speak today, the governor (Obaseki) lost his ward, Local Government and senatorial district in the last Presidential election. As we sp...
I’m The He-Goat Of Edo Politics – Oshiomhole
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I’m The He-Goat Of Edo Politics – Oshiomhole

National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has debunked reports that he was placed under house arrest and also described himself as the ‘he-goat’ of Edo politics. Oshiomhole spoke Friday afternoon, while addressing journalists at his Benin GRA residence, where Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a new APC convert from the PDP, was presented to him by Hillard Etta, the national vice chairman (south-south) of the party. A rally to receive Iyamu into the APC fold had held earlier, in a venue different from the one police disapproved. Oshiomhole did not attend the rally. He said he was not surprised he was the butt of attacks by some within the party, because, like the proverbial he-goat, he will always be at the receiving end of the party’s crisi...
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Oshiomhole Reacts As Smart Adeyemi Defeats Dino Melaye

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has congratulated Senator-elect, Smart Adeyemi for emerging winner of Kogi West Senatorial rerun election. DAILY POST had reported that, Olayinde Lawal, the returning officer of the election, declared Adeyemi winner at the end of the rerun on Saturday. The APC candidate got 88,373 votes to defeat Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his closest challenger, who polled 62,133 votes. Oshiomhole described Adeyemi’s victory as the end of the relics of 16 “rebellious” senators who went against APC. Oshiomhole said this in a statement signed by him and issued Saturday night in Abuja. The statement read: “I congratulate our newly elected Senator, Smart Adeyemi on his well d...
My Victory Has Buried Politics Of Ethnicity In Kogi – Yahaya Bello
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My Victory Has Buried Politics Of Ethnicity In Kogi – Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has said that with his ‘overwhelming’ victory in all three senatorial districts, the politics of ethnicity has been buried “finally” in the state. The governor, who said this yesterday after the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, presented him to President Muhammadu Buhari, appealed to his opponents to join hands with him in order to develop the state. He said: “Just few hours ago, I received my certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Lokoja. That is the conclusion of the November 16th gubernatorial election that was held, that I won with landslide. “I told you sometime back that the issue of winning the election was not in question but the margin with which I will defeat my opponent, and that...
Oshiomhole Mocks Dino Melaye, Saraki And Other APC Decampees (Video)
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Oshiomhole Mocks Dino Melaye, Saraki And Other APC Decampees (Video)

Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja after presenting the Bayelsa Governor Elect, David Lyon to President Buhari, APC National Chairman threw jabs at APC decampees who lost their election including Senator Dino Melaye who trails the APC candidate, Smart Adeyemi by 20, 570 votes in an inconclusive election.
Edo Crisis: ‘I May Not Be Seeking Re-election Next Year’, Says Obaseki
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Edo Crisis: ‘I May Not Be Seeking Re-election Next Year’, Says Obaseki

Indications emerged on Sunday morning that the incumbent embattled Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, may not be participating in next year’s 2020 governorship election in the state. According to reports, the Governor who has severally said he deserved another term, gave the hint at an interdenominational thanksgiving service of the just concluded Edo “Alaghodaro” Summit, in Benin City. He, however, did not give much details as to why the sudden change of mind, even when he only recently declared he was not leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest the state’s number one seat. Obaseki said, “I have since come to realize that it is God who gives power, not any man. I stand by my words that no one made me governor. And one man (apparently referring to Oshiomo...
Oshiomhole, APC Commends Goodluck Jonathan for working against PDP in Bayelsa
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Oshiomhole, APC Commends Goodluck Jonathan for working against PDP in Bayelsa

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Monday commended former President Goodluck Jonathan for his disposition on the outcome of the November 16 governorship elections in Bayelsa State, saying that the former President was delighted with it. The APC Governorship candidate in the election, David Lyon was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC as he defeated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Diri Douye. Former President Jonathan is a member of the PDP which has been in power in the state until the November 16 polls that has witnessed the defeat of the ruling party in the state. Speaking to State House correspondents after the presentation of the Governor-Elect, David Lyon to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Ab...

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