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    Edo guber election: Five lawmakers endorse Ize-Iyamu

Edo guber election: Five lawmakers endorse Ize-Iyamu

Five members of the Edo state house of assembly have pledged support for Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the September 19 governorship election. The lawmakers are Yekini Idiaye, deputy speaker; Emmanuel Agbaje, (Akoko-Edo constituency II); Nosayaba Okunbor (Orhiomwon east constituency); Dumez Ugiagbe (Ovia north-east constituency I) and Vincent Uwadiae (Ovia north-east constituency II). Idiaye, who represents [...]

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    Edo deputy gov: Oshiomhole seeking third term as gov through Ize-Iyamu

Edo deputy gov: Oshiomhole seeking third term as gov through Ize-Iyamu

Philip Shaibu, deputy governor of Edo, has accused Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), of seeking a third term in office by proxy. Oshiomhole was a two-time governor of the state, and was succeeded by Godwin Obaseki, the incumbent governor. In a statement on Sunday, Benjamin Atu, Shaibu's senior special assistant on media, said Oshiomhole is only [...]

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    EXTRA: Oshiomhole returns to the streets for corn as election draws nearer (video)

EXTRA: Oshiomhole returns to the streets for corn as election draws nearer (video)

Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is back in the news for chewing corn on the streets. In 2016, the then governor of Edo was the talk of the town when alongside Godwin Obaseki, his successor, he patronised a roadside corn seller. Both men chewed roasted corn publicly and smiled for the cameras. However, when the "comrade governor" [...]

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    ‘I sold a bad product to Edo in 2016’ — Oshiomhole apologises for supporting Obaseki

‘I sold a bad product to Edo in 2016’ — Oshiomhole apologises for supporting Obaseki

Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he made a mistake by supporting Godwin Obaseki to become Edo state governor in 2016. Speaking on Sunday while addressing members of the ruling party in Benin, the state capital, Oshiomhole said he has come to apologise for his mistakes. He said he ''sold a bad product'' to the state [...]

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    Oshiomhole: PDP leaders provided the materials we used to disqualify Obaseki

Oshiomhole: PDP leaders provided the materials we used to disqualify Obaseki

Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the evidence used to screen out Godwin Obaseki from the party's governorship race was provided by leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Obaseki defected from the APC to the PDP after he was disqualified from the APC primary over a “defective” certificate. Osagie Ize-Iyanmu, who is said to enjoy [...]

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    Court dismisses certificate forgery case against Obaseki

Court dismisses certificate forgery case against Obaseki

A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking the disqualification of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, from the upcoming governorship election in the state for alleged forgery.  Edobor Williams, Ugesia Godwin and Amedu Anakhu had filed the case alleging that the governor forged his academic certificate. But when the case came up on Monday, neither the legal representatives of [...]

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    PDP primary: It’s clear path for Obaseki as aspirant withdraws suit

PDP primary: It’s clear path for Obaseki as aspirant withdraws suit

Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo, has withdrawn the suit seeking the disqualification of Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state. Ogbeide-Ihama had filed a suit at a federal high court in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, asking that the governor be stopped from contesting in the primary election scheduled to take place on Thursday. Another [...]

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    EXTRA: Obaseki has ‘officially defecated’ — PDP Vanguard Forum in smelly blunder

EXTRA: Obaseki has ‘officially defecated’ — PDP Vanguard Forum in smelly blunder

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vanguard Forum says Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has "officially defecated" to the party. Obaseki announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP on Friday. In a Twitter post (now deleted), the forum said some members of the state house of assembly and the state executive council also moved with the governor to [...]

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    Obaseki resigns from APC after visiting Aso Rock

Obaseki resigns from APC after visiting Aso Rock

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).  Obaseki had met with Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday before announcing his decision. Speaking with journalists at the presidential villa, Obaseki said he would pursue his second-term bid on another platform. ''You remember in my last tweet, I said that I'll [...]

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    APC govs: We’ll ensure internal democracy in selection of candidates for Edo guber

APC govs: We’ll ensure internal democracy in selection of candidates for Edo guber

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) have expressed optimism that the party will resolve its current challenges and emerge stronger. In a press statement issued on Sunday after an emergency teleconference meeting, Abubakar Bagudu, Progressive Governors Forum chairman said the governors will work to ensure internal democracy in the selection of the party's candidates for Edo [...]

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    FLASHBACK: Oshiomhole once wanted building named after Obaseki for ‘selfless service’

FLASHBACK: Oshiomhole once wanted building named after Obaseki for ‘selfless service’

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), once said Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, worked for the state using his brain and creativity. Oshiomhole, who praised the governor during the governorship campaign of 2016, said a building at the government house should be named after Obaseki for his selfless service. Oshiomhole said while he was governor of Edo, Obaseki [...]

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    Obaseki: Some politicians importing thugs, arms into Edo

Obaseki: Some politicians importing thugs, arms into Edo

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, says he received intelligence reports on some politicians who are importing thugs and firearms into the state to cause mayhem. In a statement on Thursday, in Benin, the state capital, Crusoe Osagie, special adviser to the governor on media and communications strategy, said hoodlums are being imported into the state through riverine communities. He said the [...]

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    Obaseki’s commissioner resigns  — amid gov’s battle to clinch 2nd term ticket

Obaseki’s commissioner resigns — amid gov’s battle to clinch 2nd term ticket

Paul Ohonbamu has resigned his appointment as commissioner for information and orientation in Edo state. This is coming a few weeks to the June 22 governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. Godwin Obaseki, the governor, is vying to retain the party's ticket for a second term but a faction loyal to Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of [...]

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    PHOTOS: Obaseki presents nomination form to Buhari

PHOTOS: Obaseki presents nomination form to Buhari

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, presented his nomination and expression of interest forms to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. Obaseki, who is seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), met with Buhari at the presidential villa. Earlier on Monday, seven APC governors had met with Adams Oshiomhole, the APC national chairman, to broker peace between him and [...]

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    Obaseki’s aide: APC aspirant for Edo guber election can’t emerge in Abuja

Obaseki’s aide: APC aspirant for Edo guber election can’t emerge in Abuja

The Edo state government says it is illegal for the Adams Oshiomhole faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to settle for a candidate for the governorship election. Ize-Iyamu, then candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), vied against Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, in 2016. But he defected to the APC in December. Oshiomhole is reportedly backing him for the [...]

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    Guber poll: Edo APC kicks as NWC adopts direct primary

Guber poll: Edo APC kicks as NWC adopts direct primary

The Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has kicked against the decision of the national working committee (NWC) to adopt direct primary for electing the party's candidate for the 2020 governorship election. At a meeting in Abuja on Friday, the NWC led by Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party, agreed on the mode for the primary. Direct [...]

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