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Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by nairavsdollars(f): 7:14am On Feb 14
Chief Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information in Edo state is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, he speaks on the latest Supreme Court judgment sacking David Lyon, the Bayelsa state governor-elect, the reconstitution of the party’s Reconciliation Committee and latest developments in his home state. Excerpts:

As a chieftain of the APC, what was your reaction when you received the news of the sacking of David Lyon by the Supreme Court less than 24 hours before his inauguration as governor?

I warned about this development some few weeks ago. I said that Oshiomhole is doing more harm than good for APC. I said he is too combative and a troublemaker who thinks he knows more than everybody. This is not Labour movement, this is politics. His recklessness is what is leading APC into this problem that is happening now. Why must we win elections and then lose it to the opposition? We lost Zamfara, Rivers and now Bayelsa through carelessness. The deputy governorship candidate of APC in Bayelsa has no certificate but because he was brought by Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, anything goes. The party leadership led by Oshiomhole failed to do due diligence and background checks. Prof . Itse Sagay attacked him for being too troublesome and that his actions will kill the party but he blackmailed the old man saying he (Sagay) asked him to contest for presidency so as to present him in bad light to Buhari. Sagay had to say he asked him to contest against former president Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003 and not against President Buhari. Now we have lost Bayelsa, if they like let them gamble with Edo. We are waiting for them.

President Muhammadu Buhari few days ago reconstituted the reconciliation committee of the APC. As a leader in Edo state where the reconciliation committee will have a lot of work to do, are you comfortable with the latest development?

I think it is a welcome development. Though I have my reservations about it but the governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki who is the party leader in the state has issued a statement that he is happy about it. I agree with him because someone leading others through the river knows where it is the deepest. The governor is our party leader and we abide by any position taken by him. If he said the newly reconstituted committee is fine, then it is okay by me even though like I said, I have my reservations about it.

Recently there has been report s of explosions in some parts of Benin, the Edo state capital ahead of the elections. What do you think is responsible for this and how can it be nipped in the bud?

I am not too comfortable hearing about explosions here and there but at the end of the day, I think it is something that is being done by a group of people to achieve an end which is to give a wrong impression about Edo state. We are not a violent people and there have never been political killings in any of our elections in this state. In legal terms, I think what is happening is what is called compelling action by intimidation. They are trying to intimidate the powers that be to do certain things. Opposition to Obaseki has never been this violent. The Edo People’s Movement (EPM) led by Adams Oshiomhole and his boys have always been there and it was clear ab initio that their aim is not to give Obaseki a second term ticket and they made it quite clear. Though they were abusing the governor and holding rallies, there was no violence. But the whole thing changed when a decampee from PDP joined the APC and that is Osagie Ize-Iyamu. The whole plot is to remove Obaseki at all cost. First of all, they tried the National Assembly to take over the functions of the Edo state House of Assembly but the Edo state government was able to get a court order stopping them. Then, 14 of the lawmakers-elect loyal to them have already been quarantined in Abuja as Internally Displaced Politicians (IDPs). Their hope was that if the national assembly is able to take over the House, these 14 lawmakers will come back to Edo state and impeach the speaker and later go after the governor. After that one failed, they started burning markets and so on. People may start asking, why is all these taking place? The whole idea is to force the federal government to declare state of emergency. That was why I used the word ‘compelling action by intimidation. But they have also failed in this aspect too.

For those of you supporting Governor Obaseki, some people have claimed that you are just egging him and on and will dump him by the time the election heat starts in Edo state. What is your reaction to that?

I stand like the Rock of Gilbratar behind Godwin Obaseki. Nothing will make me leave him. I support him. I am doing that because he is doing the right thing. People don’t like change. For you to make an omelette you must break the egg. Things must go very tidy before we get to the next level. I am convinced that Godwin Obaseki knows what he is doing because I have known him from the age of 11 years. I have said it on so many fora that my relationship with him is not politics. I was his senior at college. I was in Class 5 while he was in Class 1. He is not just somebody that I am just knowing. I knew him from home before he came to join us in college. You can be rest assured that I know the person that I am talking about. He knows what he is doing. He is very straight forward and focused. Nobody can bend him. I have tried all the tricks in the book. But it is what he wants to do that he does. What’s happening now is like a storm in a teapot. There is a no cause for alarm. Be rest assured. I know many of us are still standing between the line. But don’t be bothered, don’t be shaken. Obaseki must do his eight years. If anybody, by error, omission and commission stops him, APC is dead in Edo State.

https://www.independent.ng/apc-lost-bayelsa-due-to-oshiomholes-recklessness-idahosa/

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by TwoBottles(m): 7:31am On Feb 14
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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by hisexcellency34: 7:36am On Feb 14
Those blaming INEC, why didnt APC verify the certificates before submitting to INEC?

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by MelesZenawi: 7:44am On Feb 14
Oshiobaba

Lol

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by Sokosuji: 8:16am On Feb 14
Kudos to osho then..

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by seunmsg(m): 8:28am On Feb 14
While it is good to trade blame, the major culprit is the useless deputy governorship candidate of APC. Why the fvck did he present forged certificates?

The fact that the guy is a serving senator throws up another problem. Will he continue as a senator? I think he should be thrown out of the senate.

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by Racoon(m): 8:43am On Feb 14
The deputy governorship candidate of APC in Bayelsa has no certificate but because he was brought by Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, anything goes.
Nothing new here.Party of "Oluwole Certificate
Forgers" The party & govt was formed based on lies, deceit and propaganda hence must be sustained on same.

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by Esseite: 8:43am On Feb 14
Why is no one discussing the trial and jailing of the Deputy aspirant for forged results who is today a serving senator...

This indicts the Senate itself on proper perusal of constitutional requirements for elected positions.

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by OzilBaba50: 9:04am On Feb 14
seunmsg:
While it is good to trade blame, the major culprit is the useless deputy governorship candidate of APC. Why the fvck did he present forged certificates?

The fact that the guy is a serving senator throws up another problem. Will he continue as a senator? I think he should be thrown out of the senate.
blame Oshiomole for not screening him out
he's the chairman for fork sake

his over reliance on FG might cost APC Bayelsa they won smoothly just like rivers and Zamfara
Oshiomole is pure incompetent
to rule a party especially a ruling party no be by gra gra
APC will loose more states like edo if care is not taken

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by OzilBaba50: 9:05am On Feb 14
I was the first person to heap it on Oshiomole
his incompetence stinks to the highest heaven

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by Agboriotejoye(m): 9:27am On Feb 14
Obaseki right now cheesy grin cheesy
Abeg who get dat Mikel pic?

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by Egalitarian1: 11:06am On Feb 14
....Then, 14 of the lawmakers-elect loyal to them have already been quarantined in Abuja as Internally Displaced Politicians (IDPs).


This man get month o!

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by sammyj: 1:45pm On Feb 14
grin grin I am in support of this man. Pa Oshimole and his team should berry their head in shame. Imagine giving a mandate to a man that provided fake certificate. This is also indictment on Nigeria that anything goes in this country. Let this serve as a deterrent to others !!! shocked shocked

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by Charly68: 1:46pm On Feb 14
And the blame game continues

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by signature2012(m): 1:46pm On Feb 14
seunmsg:
While it is good to trade blame, the major culprit is the useless deputy governorship candidate of APC. Why the fvck did he present forged certificates?

The fact that the guy is a serving senator throws up another problem. Will he continue as a senator? I think he should be thrown out of the senate.

Lol cheesy cheesy.So you have shifted your blame from the Supreme Court.In a sane clime not ruled by the dullard and dingbat you called a President,the deputy should be behind bars by now for forgery.

Before I go,tell that your dullard President Shekau gave him some stern warning some days ago which made me wonder if truly he was a General.

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by gentlegenius(m): 1:46pm On Feb 14
We all know that Oshiomole is a clown, but the greatest of all clowns is the sacked APC deputy governor... I don't even know which name to address him with. How can someone bear 4 different names on 5 certificates?
That man was born in confusion, grew up in confusion, went to school in confusion, graduate in confusion, contest and win elections in confusion. Everything about him is confusing...
Check the titles attached to his name and you'll see another confusion: "Senator, Bishop"...
Haba!

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by IMASTEX: 1:46pm On Feb 14
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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by deboysben(m): 1:47pm On Feb 14
Oshiomole is doing the party more harm than good
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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by ursullalinda(f): 1:48pm On Feb 14
I blame INEC for everything......they were supposed to do thorough screening.......As for Osho acting as a demi god.....I'm happy he was humiliated.......but will be happier if he is delt with in Edo.

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by Racoon(m): 1:49pm On Feb 14
Guess the authority concerned have long arrested this Degi of a man to face criminal prosecution?  angry
Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by emeijeh(m): 1:49pm On Feb 14
Oshi-omo-ole

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by WiLdFLame(m): 1:50pm On Feb 14
The deputy governor should be punished !!!

I just Dey vex since

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Re: Charles Idahosa: APC Lost Bayelsa Due To Oshiomhole’s Recklessness by ghettokid1(m): 1:50pm On Feb 14
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