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Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by hisexcellency34: 7:00am On Dec 19, 2019
Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos
Godwin Obaseki, Edo State governor, and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, his main challenger in the governorship election in 2016, will both slug it out for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in next year’s governorship election in the state.

Although the two are expected to be the main contenders, others who may also contest on the APC platform are Chris Ogiemwonyi, Charles Airhiavbere, Pius Odubu, the yet-to-be-sworn in Niger Delta Development Commission’s (NDDC) board chairman.


Though the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to announce a date for the governorship election, political analysts believe that the primary to determine the party’s flag bearers will likely take place in June while the election may hold in September.

Ize-Iyamu, who recently defected to the APC, was formally welcomed into the party last week at his residence by a faction of the APC loyal to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the party’s national chairman and former governor of the state.

Both Oshiomhole and Obaseki have been at loggerheads over unresolved political differences.

It has been speculated that Oshiomhole persuaded Ize-Iyamu, a grassroots politician with a strong followership in the state, to join the APC where he would use his influence as national chairman to give him the party’s ticket.

There are also speculations that Obaseki may find his way to the PDP, the major opposition party in the state. However, he has repeatedly denied this, saying he had no plans to quit the APC.


“If a handful of individuals start misbehaving and feel we will leave the party for them, they will be the ones to leave,” Obaseki had said.

Also, Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information in the state, said the governor had no plans to dump the APC for another political platform in order to secure the ticket for his re-election.

He said despite the feud between Obaseki and Oshiomhole, the governor had done so much to deserve his second term and therefore could not be pushed aside by Oshiomhole and his foot soldiers in the APC.

“There is nothing like that. It is a black lie that the governor is leaving the party for another. Governor Obaseki is not leaving the APC for anybody. He is getting the party’s ticket and he must do his second term,” Idahosa declared.

However, leaders of the APC in Edo State, under the aegis of the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM), have said the governor does not deserve a second term, insisting they would shop for a better candidate that would fly the party’s flag in 2020.

Samson Osagie, a former minority whip of the House of Representatives, said: “Governor Obaseki is only dreaming to think that because he is the custodian of our collective patrimony he will intimidate us and hoodwink Edo people to shy away from giving him a run for our money he is amassing to run for second term.

“Let this serve as notice to him that some of us are going to present ourselves for next year’s gubernatorial elections and by the time the array of contestants are unveiled, Edo people will not choose deceit over sincerity, rhetoric over substance, and a government that has encouraged capital flight from the state over a government that will make sure the resources of the state circulates among its citizens.”

On the mode of the primary to be adopted, a credible source in the party said since there were two factions in the state, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party led by Oshiomhole would determine the mode of primary to be used in selecting the party’s candidate.

“The APC has three methods for the primary. They are direct, indirect, and consensus. The party usually gives the states to choose the method they want.

“But just as it happened in Kogi APC during the just concluded governorship election, the NWC may step in and adopt a method if the party is factionalised.
“In Edo today, the party is factionalised with two state chairmen. Col. David Imuse, who is from the Oshiomhole camp, is claiming to be the state chairman of the party while Anselm Ojezua, who is solidly behind Governor Obaseki, has also said he remains the authentic chairman.


“If this is not resolved, the NWC may wade in adopt the mode of primary for the election,” he said.

Speaking with our correspondent on Tuesday, Ize-Iyamu said he would do all he could to ensure that the misunderstanding in the party was resolved. He also said he had instructed his followers who defected with him from the PDP to register at their ward levels.

“We will continue to do all we can to ensure that the little misunderstanding is resolved. But we have told all our people to go and join the party at the ward level, just as I did. Luckily, in many of the wards, we don’t have any faction there.

“We will try and bring more people into the APC in the coming days. I believe the whole tension will soon come down and we will have a united party,” he said.
Also speaking on whether he would contest the governorship election on the APC platform, Ize-Iyamu said only God would determine that.

He said: “We leave that to God and for our people. Next year may appear near but it is still far. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and see how it goes.”
However, Barrister Anselm Ojezua, Edo State chairman of the APC, said on Wednesday that the membership status of Ize-Iyamu was not clear as a lot of people believed that he defected to Edo People’s Mandate (EPM) and not the APC.

According to Ojezua, “What is more important and fundamental is that we have to, first of all, establish his (Ize-Iyamu) status. There are some people who believe that what he joined was EPM, not APC.

“Can he effectively join APC without the leadership of the party knowing about it? That is not possible.”
https://www.independent.ng/obaseki-ize-iyamu-to-battle-for-apc-ticket/

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by daddytime(m): 7:02am On Dec 19, 2019
Isn't that obviously the short man's plan all along?

If I were Obaseki, I won't flinch one bit in my demystification bid of the god-father wannabe, drawing inspiration from the counter attack game that played out at the supposed rally meant to welcome Ize-Iyamu to APC.

While Edo isn't Lagos state, neither Oshiomole a Tinubu, nor Obaseki an Ambode, it would be easy to secure the State's delegates when the State's checkbook is in your pocket, knowing how we play our politics here, even if it means spending multiple month's state allocations to achieve this feat.

The olodo, and subsequently the grass to suffer in this fight is simply the pastor.

I wonder how he intends to go toe to toe with a sitting governor, and come out victorious, exactly the same situation that drove him away from APC 3 years ago. I'm sure, he is expecting Oshiomole to bankroll buying the delegates votes.

Laslas, na which authentic APC conduct which primary go end the matter, and the authentic APC is under Obaseki's control.

This fight go make sense wella

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by ORIENTATION101: 7:09am On Dec 19, 2019
If Edo apc is still factionlised. Osho NWC will decide the mode of the party primary which will likely be direct primary.
Obaseki has been ambodised.

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by ghettokid1(m): 7:10am On Dec 19, 2019
oshomole will rig obaseki out

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by mrvitalis(m): 7:16am On Dec 19, 2019
ORIENTATION101:
If Edo apc is still factionlised. Osho NWC will decide the mode of the party primary which will likely be direct primary.
Obaseki has been ambodised.
Oshomola don't have access to federal might in this fight
Infact he has lost it ...the cabal whom el rufai represent are with obaseki ....who says osho would be party chairman by then even

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by hisexcellency34: 7:20am On Dec 19, 2019
Exactly my thought. Oshiomhole whose legs are shaking

mrvitalis:

Oshomola don't have access to federal might in this fight
Infact he has lost it ...the cabal whom el rufai represent are with obaseki ....who says osho would be party chairman by then even

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by mrvitalis(m): 7:21am On Dec 19, 2019
hisexcellency34:
Exactly my thought. Oshiomhole whose legs are shaking

The fight is over ...

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by mrvitalis(m): 7:22am On Dec 19, 2019
ghettokid1:
oshomole will rig obaseki out
With which federal might the one that placed him under house arrest

Everyone is not ambode ....the cabal are with obaseki osgomole might be removed before then even

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by Ashabbiiee: 7:26am On Dec 19, 2019
What if Ize Iyamu also gang up against Oshiomhole and support Ize~Iyamu?

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by hisexcellency34: 7:43am On Dec 19, 2019
Nothing is impossible in Naija politics

Ashabbiiee:
What if Ize Iyamu also gang up against Oshiomhole and support Ize~Iyamu?

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by wonuks(m): 7:47am On Dec 19, 2019
shocked
Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by Sholaco: 7:47am On Dec 19, 2019
Good for them
Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:47am On Dec 19, 2019
All these roforofo fight no dey tire all dis parties dem?!

Anyways, Only PMB and PYO we know,
Only them we trust and believe in.

We don't believe in a party, We follow the good men, good politicians, same reason we love Seyi of Oyo state and other good, honest, non corrupt politicans in other states.
Same reason we voted for a good man that we believe could have performed better than Sanwo-Olu during the gubernatorial election in Lagos state, despite his party not being popular.
(Sorry Sanwo-Olu!)


We love them,
We stand with them.

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by nzeobi(m): 7:48am On Dec 19, 2019
I still believe obaseki will get the APC ticket.

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by hisexcellency34: 7:48am On Dec 19, 2019
All these what....

MANNABBQGRILLS:
All these

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by ArmaniUhuru: 7:49am On Dec 19, 2019
Pastor iyamu should wait for Obaseki to finish his second term or he should forget about becoming governor of Edo State. Even if apc denies Obaseki ticket, it still not a guarantee that iyamu will be governor.

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by fredoooooo: 7:49am On Dec 19, 2019
One man one vote grin
Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by Nobody: 7:49am On Dec 19, 2019
It is just four years, can this Pastor Just be patient for Obaseki to finish his two terms.

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by realstars: 7:49am On Dec 19, 2019
Edo the house of commotion, they should allow obaseke to complete his tenure.

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by Ashabbiiee: 7:50am On Dec 19, 2019
Very likely. Especially if you look at what happened last week at the failed rally

nzeobi:
I still believe obaseki will get the APC ticket.

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by Racoon(m): 7:53am On Dec 19, 2019
The desperation for power will make Iyamu to return to his vomit despite all the horrible things that Oshiomole once said about him.No shame in politics but selfish ego interests.Tufiakwa! sad

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by johnmattew: 7:56am On Dec 19, 2019
ORIENTATION101:
If Edo apc is still factionlised. Osho NWC will decide the mode of the party primary which will likely be direct primary.
Obaseki has been ambodised.
lol..even in APC Edo, oshiomole got no say......Edo people are stubborn, oshiomole got no say in who becomes Edo governor...the only place where oshiomole got reputation is Edo north and deputy governor don handle am wella

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by johnmattew: 7:58am On Dec 19, 2019
Ashabbiiee:
What if Ize Iyamu also gang up against Oshiomhole and support Ize~Iyamu?
it's possible as both of them are answered me to oba of Benin...as both are Binis

gang up or no gang up,obaseki cannot be dethroned.. otherwise,PDP will snatch edo

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by wink2015: 8:04am On Dec 19, 2019
Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos
Godwin Obaseki, Edo State governor, and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, his main challenger in the governorship election in 2016, will both slug it out for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in next year’s governorship election in the state.

Although the two are expected to be the main contenders, others who may also contest on the APC platform are Chris Ogiemwonyi, Charles Airhiavbere, Pius Odubu, the yet-to-be-sworn in Niger Delta Development Commission’s (NDDC) board chairman.

Though the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to announce a date for the governorship election, political analysts believe that the primary to determine the party’s flag bearers will likely take place in June while the election may hold in September.

Ize-Iyamu, who recently defected to the APC, was formally welcomed into the party last week at his residence by a faction of the APC loyal to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the party’s national chairman and former governor of the state.

Both Oshiomhole and Obaseki have been at loggerheads over unresolved political differences.

It has been speculated that Oshiomhole persuaded Ize-Iyamu, a grassroots politician with a strong followership in the state, to join the APC where he would use his influence as national chairman to give him the party’s ticket.

There are also speculations that Obaseki may find his way to the PDP, the major opposition party in the state. However, he has repeatedly denied this, saying he had no plans to quit the APC.

“If a handful of individuals start misbehaving and feel we will leave the party for them, they will be the ones to leave,” Obaseki had said.

Also, Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information in the state, said the governor had no plans to dump the APC for another political platform in order to secure the ticket for his re-election.

He said despite the feud between Obaseki and Oshiomhole, the governor had done so much to deserve his second term and therefore could not be pushed aside by Oshiomhole and his foot soldiers in the APC.

“There is nothing like that. It is a black lie that the governor is leaving the party for another. Governor Obaseki is not leaving the APC for anybody. He is getting the party’s ticket and he must do his second term,” Idahosa declared.

However, leaders of the APC in Edo State, under the aegis of the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM), have said the governor does not deserve a second term, insisting they would shop for a better candidate that would fly the party’s flag in 2020.

Samson Osagie, a former minority whip of the House of Representatives, said: “Governor Obaseki is only dreaming to think that because he is the custodian of our collective patrimony he will intimidate us and hoodwink Edo people to shy away from giving him a run for our money he is amassing to run for second term.

“Let this serve as notice to him that some of us are going to present ourselves for next year’s gubernatorial elections and by the time the array of contestants are unveiled, Edo people will not choose deceit over sincerity, rhetoric over substance, and a government that has encouraged capital flight from the state over a government that will make sure the resources of the state circulates among its citizens.”

On the mode of the primary to be adopted, a credible source in the party said since there were two factions in the state, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party led by Oshiomhole would determine the mode of primary to be used in selecting the party’s candidate.

“The APC has three methods for the primary. They are direct, indirect, and consensus. The party usually gives the states to choose the method they want.

“But just as it happened in Kogi APC during the just concluded governorship election, the NWC may step in and adopt a method if the party is factionalised.
“In Edo today, the party is factionalised with two state chairmen. Col. David Imuse, who is from the Oshiomhole camp, is claiming to be the state chairman of the party while Anselm Ojezua, who is solidly behind Governor Obaseki, has also said he remains the authentic chairman.

“If this is not resolved, the NWC may wade in adopt the mode of primary for the election,” he said.

Speaking with our correspondent on Tuesday, Ize-Iyamu said he would do all he could to ensure that the misunderstanding in the party was resolved. He also said he had instructed his followers who defected with him from the PDP to register at their ward levels.

“We will continue to do all we can to ensure that the little misunderstanding is resolved. But we have told all our people to go and join the party at the ward level, just as I did. Luckily, in many of the wards, we don’t have any faction there.

“We will try and bring more people into the APC in the coming days. I believe the whole tension will soon come down and we will have a united party,” he said.
Also speaking on whether he would contest the governorship election on the APC platform, Ize-Iyamu said only God would determine that.

He said: “We leave that to God and for our people. Next year may appear near but it is still far. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and see how it goes.”
However, Barrister Anselm Ojezua, Edo State chairman of the APC, said on Wednesday that the membership status of Ize-Iyamu was not clear as a lot of people believed that he defected to Edo People’s Mandate (EPM) and not the APC.

According to Ojezua, “What is more important and fundamental is that we have to, first of all, establish his (Ize-Iyamu) status. There are some people who believe that what he joined was EPM, not APC.

“Can he effectively join APC without the leadership of the party knowing about it? That is not possible.”
https://www.independent.ng/obaseki-ize-iyamu-to-battle-for-apc-ticket/

Comrade Adams Oshiomole is the one instigating the divided political atmosphere in the Edo state Apc.

If Pastor Ize Iyamu wins and he eventually succeed to become governor of Edo state.

There will still be crisis in Edo state government as the Edo central and Edo north will refer to the unwritten constitution that political power must swing to their territory and that Pastor Ize Iyamu is one entitled to one term.

I think it is better governor Obaseki completes is final tenure and power switch to other region of Edo state after his 2nd term.

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by Thomthom(m): 8:05am On Dec 19, 2019
Ashabbiiee:
What if Ize Iyamu also gang up against Oshiomhole and support Ize~Iyamu?
Hahahahahaha is it possible?
Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by hisexcellency34: 8:06am On Dec 19, 2019
Very possible. If they tell you Shaibu, the deputy governor will be working against Oshiomhole now, will you believe?

Thomthom:
Hahahahahaha is it possible?

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize- Iyamu To Battle For APC Ticket by ORIENTATION101: 8:09am On Dec 19, 2019
mrvitalis:

Oshomola don't have access to federal might in this fight
Infact he has lost it ...the cabal whom el rufai represent are with obaseki ....who says osho would be party chairman by then even
which phantom cabal that cannot remove oshomole after more than 10times of trying.
Buhari already give oshomole backing. go and read his statement in just concluded NEC meeting.
Obaseki Nemesis ize iyamu is in Apc already by apc Constitution the NWC decides the mode of primary for factionalised state.

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