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Edo 2020: Finally, Oshiomhole Speaks; Tells APC Leaders, Members What To Do / Edo 2020: New APC Political Group Emerges / Edo 2020.. Godwin Obaseki May Not Get 2nd Term...comr.adams Oshiomole (2) (3) (4)
|Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by fergie001(m): 2:56am On May 11|
When last Thursday a group of loyalists belonging to the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, issued a communique asking aggrieved colleagues not to split the party as was recently done in some states, the message was clear.
The division of the party in Imo, Zamfara, and Rivers led to the electoral bruising of the party in two of the states and the legal suspense over its fate in another following the recent general elections.
Now with the Edo State governorship election drawing close, it is not surprising that positions are being taken by political actors in the state.
A camp in the party is determined to stop Governor Godwin Obaseki from getting the second term ticket of the party, and those supportive of this plot are clubbing around the name of the party’s national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The other camp comprises those who believe that Obaseki deserves the second term ticket of the party and should not be stopped.
Not directly involved in the squabble, but watching to see how it can prey on the foibles of the ruling party is the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP which is unquestionably the most organized of any opposition party in any state in the country.
The message from those who met in Benin last Thursday was apparently directed towards the group of political actors, who have sometimes styled themselves as the forum of former political appointees. Many of them served under the immediate former governor of the state, Oshiomhole.
A week ago, the former appointees and their associates published a message to eulogise their hero, Oshiomhole over his remarkable feat in delivering the state to the APC during the last election. They noted how he won the Edo North Senate contest, but remarkably forgot that the party also lost two of the three Senate seats. They also spoke of how his intervention led to the party winning all seats in the State House of Assembly.
The import of the message was not just that without Oshiomhole that the party would be finished in the state, but also aimed at indicting the incumbent governor as a political failure.
A direct counter to that message was the communique issued last Thursday by some of the party’s leading actors drawn from all sections of the state.
In their communique on Thursday, the leaders said, “if they [mischief makers] truly love Comrade Oshiomhole as we do and as they profess, they must learn from the bitter experiences of the party in other states and help him by ensuring that the home front is peaceful so that he can pay attention to his very exerting responsibility as our national Chairman.”
That communique indeed, revealed the extent to which the battle line has been drawn in the Edo State chapter of the party.
First, by using the harsh word: mischief makers, it showed how the two camps now consider one another.
Significantly, among those who gathered last Thursday were some of the more popular political actors in the state including Usman Shagadi from Edo North, Charles Idahosa, the affable Mathew Iduoriyekemwen, and Senator Ehigie Uzamere, the first man to win re-election to the Edo South Senate seat from two different parties.
In the last one month, publications sometimes in the form of innuendo, have flooded the newspapers as the gladiators tried to sensitise the public on the unfolding battle now brewing inside a once united camp.
The angst of Obaseki’s traducers is largely the claim that he abandoned those who made it possible for him to win his famous political victory in 2016.
Indeed, following his inauguration, the governor sought to draw a line between politicking and development, an action that seemed not to have pleased some stakeholders.
Interestingly, Obaseki once thought as politically stiff has started to unbend, reaching out to political actors that were in the past ostracized by his predecessor. The particular example of the honour given to Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, may have even caused a stir in the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Igbinedion without much notice last Wednesday alongside another PDP chieftain, Chief Tom Ikimi strolled to the Governor’s Office and poured commendations on the governor in recommendation of a second term for him.
It is against this background of increased acceptability that the Oshiomhole Camp has to trudge with caution in picking up a fight against the governor ahead of next year’s nomination.
With the national chairman himself embattled with his fights with the likes of Rochas Okorocha, Ibikunle Amosun among others at the national level, creating an unstable base at home is one that the shrewd Oshiomhole will definitely not opt for.
The conventional wisdom now is that the shadow boxing that is now being seen may end up as a training exercise. For Comrade Oshiomhole, picking up the gauntlet as his boys are asking may be a price too much to pay in the light of the ferocity that may come from a well prepared PDP.
|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by fergie001(m): 3:05am On May 11|
These handsome men should bury their feud for the progress of the state rather than flexing muscles...
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|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by Jestin: 11:52am On May 11|
No going to Egypt in edo state...We the edo people can never forget Lucky Igbinedion in a hurry
|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by gocac(m): 11:52am On May 11|
Adams must know that Obaseki is not that lagos state coward called Ambode.
In as much as Obaseki has the state house of Assembly structure.
No impeachment threat.
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|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by Ekakamba: 11:53am On May 11|
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|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by Divine200: 11:53am On May 11|
Very handsome Edo men
|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by papiwyte(m): 11:55am On May 11|
Waiting patiently for 2020.....
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|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by Esomchi800(m): 11:55am On May 11|
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|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by Riversides2003(m): 11:59am On May 11|
Oshiomhole is about to be humiliated, this is very interesting.
|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by Donmedra: 12:00pm On May 11|
Oshiomole is a thief and expired politician
|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by wristbangle(m): 12:00pm On May 11|
So who will officiate this boxing match?
|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by wristbangle(m): 12:01pm On May 11|
|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by wink2015: 12:02pm On May 11|
LET ME FOLD MY HANDS AND WATCH THE MACABRE DANCE IN EDO STATE.
|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by Samogbo1(m): 12:02pm On May 11|
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|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by wakes(m): 12:02pm On May 11|
|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by KidsNEXTdoor: 12:03pm On May 11|
Obaseki is not Ambode...
Oshiomole has already lost the fight before it began
|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by starboyflight(m): 12:09pm On May 11|
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|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by odigbosky(m): 12:13pm On May 11|
In Benin city the average Edo person is highly informed about politics. They vote for you if you work and vote you out if you don't work. I am a staunch PDP supporter and I worked against Obaseki in his first tenure, but truth is that I would vote him in for a 2nd term. Oshiomole no say him godfatherism no fit even climb Ewu hill. Na Agbede e for stop
|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by erons22(m): 12:13pm On May 11|
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|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by BOOZELEE: 12:17pm On May 11|
May the ugliest man win
|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by BOOZELEE: 12:18pm On May 11|
|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by starboyflight(m): 12:20pm On May 11|
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|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by inereunwa1(m): 12:26pm On May 11|
governor obaseki should go we the great people of Edo state doesn't need him!!! Mr wake and see!
|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by KenOne: 12:43pm On May 11|
I swear Oshiomole can not pull this through, the cabals, ministers and governors, Oshiomhole have stepped on their feet are ready to back Obaseki for second term.
These people El Rufai, Chris Ngige, Amaechi, Aisha Buhari, Akeredolu, Fayemi, Amosun, Hidi Sariki, Yari, Okorocha, even some members of APC national working committee are waiting to back Obaseki to nail Oshiomhole.
Oshiomhole made so many enemies as party chairman most of the crisis is the 36 state in APC is linked to Oshiomhole, using someone in the state to challenge the leadership in states and pretend not to be aware.
Ask any APC member about his or her view on Oshiomhole he or she will tell you Oshiomhole is the cause of APC problem and the reason APC failed in presenting candidates in Rivers and almost Zamfara, APC lost states originally held by them to PDP because of Oshiomhole.
It's only Tinubu group that is supporting Oshiomhole now in APC, other 3 groups in APC he has fallen out with them and these 3 groups will strongly back Obaseki against Oshiomhole.
|Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki Vs Oshiomhole: Shadow-Boxing by buharitill2023: 1:07pm On May 11|
gocac:they're oshomole boys, that was the same strategy of tinubu.
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