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    Garba Shehu to PDP: Ize-Iyamu only a suspect… two of your govs are facing corruption trial

Garba Shehu to PDP: Ize-Iyamu only a suspect… two of your govs are facing corruption trial

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP) should withdraw the nomination of its governors and senators standing trial over allegations of corruption if it wants to be taken seriously. Shehu was reacting to a statement by the PDP that the endorsement of Osagie Ize-Iyamu by President Muhammadu Buhari showed he encourages corruption. The PDP said the presentation of a [...]

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    Edo guber: Buhari asks APC leaders to avoid Zamfara, Bayelsa mistakes

Edo guber: Buhari asks APC leaders to avoid Zamfara, Bayelsa mistakes

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked leaders and campaign teams of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the national and state levels to follow due process in the Edo election. He spoke on Friday when he received Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the APC in the Edo poll. According to Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari warned the leaders to avoid repeating the mistakes that [...]

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    I don’t want to go to jail, says Ize-Iyamu

I don’t want to go to jail, says Ize-Iyamu

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo, says he does not want to go to jail. Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, Ize-Iyamu distanced himself from the violence happening in the state. The camp of Ize-Iyamu and that of Godwin Obaseki, the governor and candidate of [...]

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    Edo guber: Buhari endorses Ize-Iyamu

Edo guber: Buhari endorses Ize-Iyamu

President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the candidature of Osagie Ize-Iyamu for the September 19 governorship election in Edo state. Buhari met with Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday. The governorship candidate was led to the meeting by Mai Mala Buni, governor of Yobe, who is also the chairman of APC caretaker committee. The president presented the party’s flag to [...]

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    Edo deputy speaker impeached — after endorsing Ize-Iyamu

Edo deputy speaker impeached — after endorsing Ize-Iyamu

Yekini Idiaye, deputy speaker of the Edo state house of assembly, has been removed from office. Idiaye was removed from office during a session of the house on Wednesday. Subsequently, Roland Asoro, lawmaker representing Orhionmwon II constituency, was elected in the stead of the former deputy speaker. The removal of Idiaye from office may not be unconnected to his support for Osagie Ize-Iyamu, [...]

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    Wike: Oshiomhole’s sudden U-turn on Ize-Iyamu is an insult to Edo people

Wike: Oshiomhole’s sudden U-turn on Ize-Iyamu is an insult to Edo people

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has "no opponent" in the forthcoming Edo governorship election. In a statement by Paul Nsirim, commissioner for information and communications, Wike said the sudden U-turn of Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, on the personality of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the [...]

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    Obaseki’s aide: Oshiomhole desperate to revive his drowning career 

Obaseki’s aide: Oshiomhole desperate to revive his drowning career 

Crusoe Osagie, spokesman of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is desperate to save his political career.  Oshiomhole, a former governor of the state, had on Sunday said he made a mistake by supporting Obaseki to succeed him in 2016. But reacting, in a statement, Osagie said the problem with [...]

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    ‘N700m fraud’: Absence of judge stalls Ize-Iyamu’s trial

‘N700m fraud’: Absence of judge stalls Ize-Iyamu’s trial

The trial of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo governorship election, has been stalled due to the absence of Umar Garba, the trial judge. Although Ize-Iyamu was also absent from court, Peter Uwadiae, his counsel was present. Lucky Imasuen, former deputy governor of Edo state who is the second defendant in the case, was also seen [...]

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    Decision to pick Audu as Ize-Iyamu’s running mate is supreme, says Benin River Authority MD

Decision to pick Audu as Ize-Iyamu’s running mate is supreme, says Benin River Authority MD

The decision by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick Gani Audu as running to Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the party's governorship candidate in the state "is supreme." Addressing APC members at a meeting in Auchi, Edo state on Tuesday, Saliu Ahmed (pictured), managing director of Benin/Owena River Basin Development Authority, urged party members to support Ize-Iyamu and his running mate. Before Audu was [...]

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    Ize-Iyamu: Oshiomhole was trying to demarket me — he never meant the bad things he said

Ize-Iyamu: Oshiomhole was trying to demarket me — he never meant the bad things he said

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo governorship election, says Adams Oshiomole, former governor of the state, never meant the bad things he said about him. He said the APC leader was only trying to "demarket" him when he contested for governor under a different party -- the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In 2016 when he was [...]

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    PDP: Ize-Iyamu is no match for any of our aspirants

PDP: Ize-Iyamu is no match for any of our aspirants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), cannot match any of its aspirants. Ize-Iyamu, who was the PDP candidate in the 2016 governorship election, clinched the APC ticket on Monday after polling 27,388 votes to defeat Pius Odubu, his closest challenger, who secured 3,776 votes. Godwin Obaseki, Edo governor, had defected to the [...]

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    ‘The bad apple has taken itself out of the bag’ — Ize-Iyamu takes aim at Obaseki

‘The bad apple has taken itself out of the bag’ — Ize-Iyamu takes aim at Obaseki

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, has taunted Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state, over his exit from APC. The APC had disqualified Obaseki from the governorship primary over alleged defective certificate and the governor subsequently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which granted him waiver to seek its ticket [...]

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    ‘N700m fraud’: Court validates corruption charges against Ize-Iyamu

‘N700m fraud’: Court validates corruption charges against Ize-Iyamu

A federal high court sitting in Benin, Edo state, has validated the money laundering case instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Osagie Ize -Iyamu. Ize-Iyamu is contesting for the state's governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and he is said to be backed by Adams Oshiomhole, suspended national chairman of the party. He [...]

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    Coast clear for Ize-Iyamu as two APC aspirants step down

Coast clear for Ize-Iyamu as two APC aspirants step down

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2016 Edo election, is set to emerge candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 19 poll. Ize-Iyamu, who lost to Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, four years ago, is believed to have the backing of Adams Oshiomhole, suspended national chairman of the ruling party. TheCable understands that [...]

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    Oshiomhole and the silent coup on Democracy Day

Oshiomhole and the silent coup on Democracy Day

The disqualification of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, from participating in the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) fixed for June 22 did not come as a shock to me and I'm sure to many others. Obaseki saw this coming when he said he would not be treated fairly by the screening panel which was set up by [...]

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    Godwin Obaseki’s next destination: PDP

Godwin Obaseki’s next destination: PDP

It is a no-brainer: Godwin Obaseki's next destination after his disqualification by the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday can only be the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the second biggest party in Edo state. He has already said he will not appeal his disqualification by the governorship screening panel -- a clear message that he intends to continue his fight from [...]

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