Tag "Godwin Obaseki"

    Court asks INEC not to conduct fresh poll for replacement of pro-Oshiomhole lawmakers

Court asks INEC not to conduct fresh poll for replacement of pro-Oshiomhole lawmakers

A federal high court in Abuja has restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from conducting fresh election to fill the 14 seats declared vacant by the Edo house of assembly.On December 4, Frank Okiye, speaker of Edo assembly, declared the seats of 14 elected lawmakers vacant for "failing to present their certificates of return to the clerk for inauguration".According [...]

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    2020: APC’ll survive Oshiomhole-Obaseki war, but it’s beginning of the end

2020: APC’ll survive Oshiomhole-Obaseki war, but it’s beginning of the end

In an article entitled “2019: How Atiku will lose – and other matters,” published this time last year, I made six predictions: 1) Atiku will lose 2) despite Access Bank having Diamond Bank for supper, there won’t be a rat race for size among banks and liquidity will get tighter 3) Super Eagles will reach the semi-finals of the Nations [...]

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    Obaseki: My mission in Edo is to end godfatherism

Obaseki: My mission in Edo is to end godfatherism

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, says his pact with the citizens of the state is to defend their interests and to end godfatherism.Obaseki spoke while hosting ward leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oredo local government area of the state.He asked the leaders to join him to fight godfatherism in the state which he said threatens the [...]

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    Oshiomhole: I have no enemy in APC

Oshiomhole: I have no enemy in APC

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he has no enemy in the ruling party.Speaking on Tuesday while addressing some party members at his hometown in Iyamho, Edo state, Oshiomhole said he has moved the APC to greater heights since he assumed office.He said he was not bothered by the alleged move of some party members [...]

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    Oshiomhole remains suspended, says Obaseki on Edo APC crisis

Oshiomhole remains suspended, says Obaseki on Edo APC crisis

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), remains suspended from the party in the state.In November, the APC faction loyal to the governor suspended Oshiomhole after a no-confidence vote was passed on him.Speaking at a meeting with some leaders of the party in Benin on Friday, Obaseki said the APC [...]

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    Oshiomhole rejected Obaseki’s Christmas gift, says aide

Oshiomhole rejected Obaseki’s Christmas gift, says aide

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), rejected the Christmas gift that Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, sent to him, according to Crusoe Osaige, spokesman of the governor.Osaige said this in a statement on Wednesday. The aide said what was sent to Oshiomhole includes four cows and 10 bags of rice.He said the governor put their [...]

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    Obaseki: Oshiomhole got NDDC board approved without Buhari’s knowledge

Obaseki: Oshiomhole got NDDC board approved without Buhari’s knowledge

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says Adams Oshiomhole got top officials at the presidency to approve the composition of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board when President Muhammadu Buhari was out of the country.Last Thursday, the president said the board of the commission, recently confirmed by the senate, will be recomposed and inaugurated at the end of a [...]

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    Oshiomhole: I don’t want to be Obaseki’s godfather… he is my brother

Oshiomhole: I don’t want to be Obaseki’s godfather… he is my brother

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he is embarrassed when people say he seeks to be the godfather of politics in Edo state.He said it is not true that he is seeking to be Godwin Obaseki's godfather.Obaseki, governor of the state, and Oshiomhole are at loggerheads over political differences which have spawned a crisis in [...]

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    Oshiomhole never tells the truth, says Obaseki’s aide

Oshiomhole never tells the truth, says Obaseki’s aide

Crusoe Osagie, special adviser on media and communication strategy to Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is fond of telling lies.In a statement on Monday, the governor's aide said Oshiomhole, former governor of Edo, should not be taken seriously because he never tells the truth.On the claim that Obaseki and [...]

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    Oshiomhole: I didn’t attend Ize-Iyamu’s defection rally because IGP wanted to set me up

Oshiomhole: I didn’t attend Ize-Iyamu’s defection rally because IGP wanted to set me up

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, of planning to set him up.He made the allegation while explaining his absence at the defection rally of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2016 election in Edo state.Ize-Iyamu had announced his membership of the ruling party [...]

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    After IGP’s order, Edo bans political rallies

After IGP’s order, Edo bans political rallies

The Edo government has placed a ban on all political rallies in the state.Osarodion Ogie, secretary to the state government, said this in a statement on Friday.The development is coming hours after Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), arrived in Benin and insisted that a rally would be held to welcome Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the [...]

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    Edo APC crisis worsens as faction suspends Obaseki

Edo APC crisis worsens as faction suspends Obaseki

The Edo Peoples Movement, a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has suspended Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state.Patrick Ikahriale, a chieftain of the party, announced the suspension while briefing journalists after a meeting of leaders and members of the party which held at the residence of Charles Airhiavbere, a governorship aspirant.Ikahriale also announced the suspension of Philip Shaibu, [...]

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Obaseki to Oshiomhole: Malaria will kill you if not careful

Godwin Obaseki, Edo state governor has told Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), that the bite of a mosquito can cause malaria and eventual death if not well cared for.Obaseki said this to spite Oshiomhole, over the “mosquito buzz” comment he made weeks ago.Referring to Obaseki, Oshiomhole had said: “the test of leadership is when a [...]

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    Oshiomhole blames Edo dep gov for attack on Obaseki

Oshiomhole blames Edo dep gov for attack on Obaseki

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has blamed Philip Shaibu, deputy governor of Edo state, for the attack on Godwin Obaseki, the governor, and Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos.The incident occurred at Oshiomhole's country home in Iyamho, Edo, on Saturday.Obaseki, Akiolu and Aderemi Makanjuola, chancellor of Edo State University, had attended the maiden convocation ceremony of [...]

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    VIDEO: I’m not sure if we would be attacked if we visited PDP chairman, says Obaseki

VIDEO: I’m not sure if we would be attacked if we visited PDP chairman, says Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, was attacked on Saturday at the house of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Obaseki alongside Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos, and Aderemi Makanjuola, the chancellor of Edo state university, had visited Oshiomhole's house in honour of an invitation.The governor described the attack as unfortunate, wondering why he did not feel [...]

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    Thugs attack Obaseki, Akiolu at Oshiomhole’s house

Thugs attack Obaseki, Akiolu at Oshiomhole’s house

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, and Rilwan Akiolu,  Oba of Lagos, and Aderemi Makanjuola, chancellor of Edo state university, were attacked on Saturday at the residence of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).According to a statement signed by Crusoe Osagie, special assistant on media to the governor, they all escaped unhurt.The governor and the other [...]

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