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Oshiomhole Speaks On ‘becoming New Godfather’ Of Edo Politics by bencraigbritten2: 11:55pm On Jun 23, 2019
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole has denied accusations of perpetuating himself as the new godfather of Edo politics.

Oshiomhole made the denial on Sunday while fielding questions from State House correspondents after leading some APC members to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.


Speaking on the latest crisis rocking the party in Edo state, the APC National Chairman challenged his accusers to come up with proofs.

He said, “What is the evidence? It’s all about accusation. They have to give you the particulars of that godfatherism. What’s the evidence? I am a democrat. That I accept the credit, not only that, I fought godfatherism”

Oshiomhole boasted that he did not only destroy the concept of godfathers in Edo politics but also launched the one man one vote campaign to fight against election rigging anywhere in Nigeria.


He said, “By the special grace of God under PDP with Anenih alive, and at his best, I won all the 18 local government areas and I won 95 percent of the total votes cast in my second term election.

“So, Edo people know me and I know them. I don’t need short-cut to sustain my position in the system. But you know that there is nobody in Nigeria who is not open to accusations. The important thing is that he who accuses should give you proofs.“

The former Edo State governor also condemned the use of few members of the State House of Assembly to elect leadership of the House, without the consent of majority of the members.


“You know that what happened in Edo was that they did not publicize a proclamation letter, the members were not informed, they did the inauguration at 9:30 pm in what in a Supreme Court judgement they call nocturnal hours. Business of parliament are done transparently; they are not secret cult. Now you have 24 member House, 19 members protested.

“You have six and you carry people in their short knickers, even in the House they have rules, the dress code.

“So, it happened in Edo, it has happened in Bauchi. Like Edo, Bauchi used the minority of 10 to go and proclaim the House and lockout 20 APC members and got those 10 people to elect, exactly the way Edo did with 6 and then co opted other 3 people to become 9 and even at that, it is nonsense.

“For us these are completely illegal. And that is why we said so. If it is wrong, it is wrong whether it is done by APC or by PDP.

“I believe by the end of the day, the solution is return to the rule of law. Let’s properly follow the law; let the parliament do what they have to do but people have the right to lobby for people they want and whom they prefer. This is also legitimate.”

He called on the states to emulate the example of the National Assembly where the contestants and party officials lobbied to be elected as leaders of the Legislature, culminating in the election of leaders through the secret ballot.


According to him, “We have an APC Senator, who in spite of all the efforts invested by all our leaders including Mr. President, insisted that he will contest.

“The law allowed him so, we couldn’t stop him. The President could have said ok SSS please find excuse to invite him for questioning the day before; put him away until the elections are over. But we won’t do that.

“That is not the change we promised. The change we promised is to try to improve in the ways public institutions are managed and how rules are implemented. I believe that it will be resolved.”


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Re: Oshiomhole Speaks On ‘becoming New Godfather’ Of Edo Politics by kerzhim(m): 11:57pm On Jun 23, 2019
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Re: Oshiomhole Speaks On ‘becoming New Godfather’ Of Edo Politics by Sirchef: 12:15am On Jun 24, 2019
Osho baba
Re: Oshiomhole Speaks On ‘becoming New Godfather’ Of Edo Politics by chozzy: 3:51am On Jun 24, 2019
Lol, Karma and Oshiomole.

Imagine APC Chairman preaching rule of law today

Meanwhile, Buhari has kept Dasuki in detention for 4yrs despite several court orders seeking his release

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Re: Oshiomhole Speaks On ‘becoming New Godfather’ Of Edo Politics by helinues: 5:21am On Jun 24, 2019
And Oshiomole never learn from Apkabio and Saraki's woes?

Hope it wont be too late before he realised he his missing it biggerly
Re: Oshiomhole Speaks On ‘becoming New Godfather’ Of Edo Politics by TANTUMERGO007(f): 5:40am On Jun 24, 2019
helinues:
And Oshiomole never learn from Apkabio amd Saraki's woes?

Hope it wont be too late before he realised he his missing it biggerly
Oshio greedy pass tinubu, if you know you know. But we go fall am
Re: Oshiomhole Speaks On ‘becoming New Godfather’ Of Edo Politics by helinues: 5:54am On Jun 24, 2019
TANTUMERGO007:

Oshio greedy pass tinubu, if you know you know. But we go fall am

Do you dream of Tinubu or is he hunting you? A day without mentioning his name is an incomplete day.. Hahahah

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Re: Oshiomhole Speaks On ‘becoming New Godfather’ Of Edo Politics by juvewalex(m): 5:56am On Jun 24, 2019
It's rocket science to get or do things right in Nigeria without some selfish interests which is affecting us as a nation, it's expected of our courts to rule against or in favour legally of any wrong or right at least to make scape goats for once ,else things like this will continue. How 9 against 20 members determine house leader through back door shouldn't be heard of .
Re: Oshiomhole Speaks On ‘becoming New Godfather’ Of Edo Politics by Seetto: 6:00am On Jun 24, 2019
TANTUMERGO007:

Oshio greedy pass tinubu, if you know you know. But we go fall am

Your life is in bondage, I think you need spiritual and psychotherapy intervention to cleanse you of tinubu obsession..
Re: Oshiomhole Speaks On ‘becoming New Godfather’ Of Edo Politics by helinues: 6:03am On Jun 24, 2019
Seetto:


Your life is in bondage, I think you need spiritual and psychotherapy intervention to cleanse you of tinubu obsession..

Imagine oo.. On this early Monday morning..

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Re: Oshiomhole Speaks On ‘becoming New Godfather’ Of Edo Politics by Georgry(m): 6:05am On Jun 24, 2019
“The law allowed him so, we couldn’t stop him. The President could have said ok SSS please find excuse to invite him for questioning the day before; put him away until the elections are over. But we won’t do that."

oshiomole has just reveal one of their tactics, bending people to their will to the extent of invading the National assembly, i know mr oshiomole is behind that attack, but why is he wailling now? if you Have the effrontery to invade the National assembly, why wail when other people are taking over the house of assembly? is this not foolishness?
Re: Oshiomhole Speaks On ‘becoming New Godfather’ Of Edo Politics by aolawale025: 6:25am On Jun 24, 2019
The man is so pained. Even though the speakers elected in Edo and bauchi are APC
Re: Oshiomhole Speaks On ‘becoming New Godfather’ Of Edo Politics by dukie25: 8:22am On Jun 24, 2019
Obaseki message to Oshiomhole is: Go and die.

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