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APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by hisexcellency34: 8:11am On Mar 20
Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

Ahead of the gover­norship elections in Edo and Ondo states, governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Con­gress (APC) have demanded automatic tickets for Gover­nor Godwin Obaseki of Edo and his counterpart in Ondo, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredo­lu, Daily Independent has gathered.

According to a credible source, the governors under the aegis of the Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF) took the decision at a closed door meeting held at the Kebbi Governor’s Lodge on Wednes­day night which lasted till Thursday morning in Abuja.

Both Obaseki and Ak­eredolu are among the forces who want Adams Oshiom­hole ousted as the party’s na­tional chairman.

It would be recalled that the governors had a meeting earlier on Monday where they all agreed to postpone the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the par­ty where Oshiomhole’s fate would have been sealed.

While fielding questions from journalists after the first meeting, chairman of APC Governors’ Forum and Kebbi State governor, Atiku Bagudu, said President Mu­hammadu Buhari obliged the request of the governors on the postponement of the meeting.

He also said they informed Buhari that the governors had agreed to resolve all lingering crises bedeviling the party, a request he also obliged.

“Also, we seek Mr. Presi­dent’s support to postpone the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting that is sched­uled for tomorrow until such a time that the governors are ready to report back,” he said.

Asked what was the presi­dent’s response to the request, Bagudu said Buhari gladly ac­ceded to the demand because it was the APC governors’ unanimous decision.

“Among the issues we dis­cussed was the resolution that the governors have taken to work together to resolve all the issues in the party,” he said.

Speaking on what necessi­tated Wednesday’s meeting, our source said the governors were worried because Osh­iomhole upon resumption of office on Tuesday never men­tioned anything about his rift with Obaseki and Akeredolu but only spoke about his rec­onciliation with estranged members of the National Working Committee (NWC) whom he had earlier suspend­ed from office.

“Oshiomhole said he is ready to turn a new leaf and settle all disputes with those opposed to his leadership. When he resumed office, he only spoke about lifting the suspension on the party’s Deputy National Chairman (North), Sen. Lawal Shuaibu, and National Vice Chairman (North), Inuwa Abdulkadir in the spirit of reconciliation.

“The governors met on Wednesday evening at the Kebbi Governor’s Lodge and there it was agreed that there should be automatic tickets for Governor Obaseki and Akeredolu. Any contrary ac­tion by the national chairman is a sign that he is not really sincere about finding a lasting solution to the crisis rocking the party”.

When contacted, Gover­nor Akeredolu in a chat with our correspondent said he couldn’t comment on the reso­lution reached at the meeting because he was absent.

Speaking to our corre­spondent, Festus Asiriuwa, an APC chieftain from Edo State, while lauding the gov­ernors’ decision said Oshiom­hole’s silence hours after the faction loyal to him in Edo APC opened a new secretariat shows that he is not ready for genuine reconciliation.

“It is a bold move by the governors but will Oshiom­hole abide by it? Less than 24 hours after he resumed office as chairman, his loyal­ists opened a new secretariat in Edo State. Have you heard any word from Oshiomhole condemning it? Yet he said he is ready for genuine rec­onciliation.

“What he doesn’t under­stand is the fact that those claiming to be his loyalists in Edo APC are only after their selfish interests. Since they know he doesn’t want Obaseki to get the ticket, they are pretending to be loyal to him so he can consider one of them as the party’s flagbearer.

“Now having realised that the odds are against them and Obaseki may clinch the ticket, they have decided to go all out by opening a new secretariat. But I can assure you that they will all be dealt with.”

Alhaji Lawal Shuaibu, Deputy National Chairman, North, had on Wednesday warned the party’s leadership against toying with Edo State governorship ticket.

He declared without equivocation that Governor Godwin Obaseki remains the strongest candidate for APC in the coming gubernatorial poll in Edo State.

According to him, no party drops a candidate who is per­forming, insisting that global practice cannot be jettisoned in the case of Edo State.

He said the party can learn valuable lessons from what is going on in USA where no­body is challenging Donald Trump among the Republi­cans.

Quoting President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s comment during the last NEC of the party, Shuaibu maintained that the APC cannot afford to leave a performing candidate to experiment with a new person.

“Edo is not a time bomb. We all heard President Buhari during the last NEC meeting announce that any governor who has performed deserves a second term. There is no time bomb because why should you prefer any other person than the sitting governor?

“It is like that all over the world even in America that started this democracy. Don­ald Trump has no opposition and nobody is contesting against him. It does not make sense to bring another person to contest against the gover­nor. Governor Obaseki is the strongest candidate of the APC we have in Edo State”.

https://www.independent.ng/2020-guber-polls-apc-govs-demand-automatic-tickets-for-obaseki-akeredolu/

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by Humphrizy(m): 8:16am On Mar 20
Sharpshooters party Of Nigeria..Clash of the Titans.

Seems Nigeria no longer practice real democracy...it's now Democrazy "Government of the leaders...by the leaders and for the leaders"

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by helinues: 8:17am On Mar 20
As expected. Those Governors can never get name. Junk journalism

Well, automatic tickets may sure for Aketi but as for Obaseki, na automatic reverse tickets sure for him

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by zakim(m): 8:17am On Mar 20
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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by seunmsg(m): 8:19am On Mar 20
Automatic ticket for what? If they have done well, they shouldn’t be scared of a level playing field contest for the party ticket. APC Governors forum cannot decide for APC members in Ondo and Edo State. The tickets will be contested for by all interested aspirants and the winners shall fly the flag of the party. No automatic ticket for anybody.

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by helinues: 8:20am On Mar 20
seunmsg:
Automatic ticket for what? If they have done well, they shouldn’t be scared of a level playing field contest for the party ticket. APC Governors forum cannot decide for APC members in Ondo and Edo State. The tickets will be contested for by all interested aspirants and the winners shall fly the flag of the party. No automatic ticket for anybody.

Are you from both state together?

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by seunmsg(m): 8:23am On Mar 20
helinues:


Are you from both state together?

Must I be from both states to post my opinion?

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by helinues: 8:27am On Mar 20
seunmsg:


Must I be from both states to post my opinion?

Sticking with SW matter would be better..

Just saying.

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by hisexcellency34: 8:27am On Mar 20
Dont mind my friend helinues.

seunmsg:


Must I be from both states to post my opinion?

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by muykem: 8:32am On Mar 20
Is that democracy also? People should not have choose in picking who they want.

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by OVIHINNO(m): 8:33am On Mar 20
If they are sure of their political credentials why not go all out and contest the primaries?
Featherweights claiming Heavyweights.

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by Maxymilliano(m): 8:35am On Mar 20
“The governors met on Wednesday evening at the Kebbi Governor’s Lodge and there it was agreed that there should be automatic tickets for Governor Obaseki and Akeredolu. Any contrary action by the national chairman is a sign that he is not really sincere about finding a lasting solution to the crisis rocking the party”.


Pastor Ize Iyamu don enter one chance ...

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by AtikuNetwork: 8:38am On Mar 20
That would be undemocratic. Any governor that is worth his salt should be ready and confident enough to test his own popularity. After dividing their party in their states due to their authoritarianism and dictatorial styles, they now want to impose themselves on the party. 8 years should not be automatic for any governor. He should be ready to compete for his party's ticket.

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by PapaBaby: 8:43am On Mar 20
I said it, Obaseki would get the ticket or he'd work with PDP.
Edo state is historically half PDP and half APC. With Obaseki on board, APC can kiss the south south goodbye.

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by Lostz(m): 8:55am On Mar 20
helinues:
As expected. Those Governors can never get name. Junk journalism

Well, automatic tickets may sure for Aketi but as for Obaseki, na automatic reverse tickets sure for him

face your Yoruba land

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by Anneka101(f): 9:15am On Mar 20
Wawuuuu
Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by RisenPhoenix(m): 9:15am On Mar 20
These people should leave politicking for now and concentrate on coronavirus. Dead people don't vote.

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by Lovelies1: 9:16am On Mar 20
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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by TroubleMaker47(m): 9:16am On Mar 20
It's always about personal interest!
Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by iCauseTrouble: 9:16am On Mar 20
Everything in life is all about interest
Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by Godchosen001: 9:16am On Mar 20
Ko kan mi
Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by heartbraker(m): 9:16am On Mar 20
This is act of sacastica bulivaniom of a docoium in an obvertarian I which I can not phantom the concurion in discern to the objection of the supacratic jagalista


Sumarry: all is well

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by babyfaceafrica: 9:16am On Mar 20
So it is not the people that decide again.. Na governors.. This country na joke

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by AsomArchitectNG: 9:17am On Mar 20
Obaseki deserves it

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by 9jaDoomCountry: 9:17am On Mar 20
OSHI-OMO-OLE RIGHT NOW

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by MadeInTokyo: 9:17am On Mar 20
grin grin grin
Oshiomole and Tinubu how far
Pastor Ize Iyamu how far

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by iammo(m): 9:17am On Mar 20
cool



eyah getting that would be harder now with Oshiomhole's Apeal Court victory

you fufill all negotiations before reaching compromise and not after reaching compromise

let them go and collect automatic ticket from FCT High Court

.

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by Jabioro: 9:18am On Mar 20
Looters continual leagues association .. (LCLA)..
Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by TriCee: 9:19am On Mar 20
Osho no go ever gree. It is a fight to finish between him and Obaseki.

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Re: APC Governors Demand Automatic Tickets For Obaseki, Akeredolu by Akwaibomdude(m): 9:19am On Mar 20
We're battling corona virus and this ones are battling for automatic ticket... How I wish the virus kills u all. idiats

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