Opinion: Still on Edo Politics by Richard Akinnola

Four years ago, you called him the backbone of the economic success of your eight-year government as Governor. The same four years ago, you publicly lacerated the image of another person, that as a cultist in UNIBEN, he bathed a fellow student with acid, leading to his rustication for two years. You publicly swore “before God”, that Ize-Iyamu was not an individual who could be trusted with the public till, reason you refused to give him an appointment. Yes, you know he is currently on trial by the EFCC for alleged corruption. Yet, he is your new saint. Four years ago when he was not yet charged for corruption, you didn’t find him fit to be Governor but now that he is on trial for alleged corruption, that is the time he is fit to be a Governor. Does that resonate well with a government whose major mantra is anti-corruption? Continue reading “Opinion: Still on Edo Politics by Richard Akinnola”

DIRECT PRIMARIES: INEC DEMANDS MEMBERSHIP REGISTER FROM PARTIES

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has directed political parties wishing to adopt the Direct Primary mode to elect their candidates for the Edo and Ondo governorship elections to submit their membership register to the Commission.
The Commission noted this will allow for effective monitoring of the party primaries. Continue reading “DIRECT PRIMARIES: INEC DEMANDS MEMBERSHIP REGISTER FROM PARTIES”

Breaking: APC accepts court order against Oshiomhole

Acting National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Victor Giadom has declared the party will respect court order on the alleged suspension of its National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Continue reading “Breaking: APC accepts court order against Oshiomhole”

APC: Court Orders Oshiomhole To Stop Parading Himself as Chairman

A Federal Capital Territory High Court has granted an order of interim injunction stopping Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from parading himself as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Continue reading “APC: Court Orders Oshiomhole To Stop Parading Himself as Chairman”

Breaking: Gov. Obaseki calls for the arrest of Oshiomhole

The governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, has reportedly written to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to seek the “immediate” arrest and prosecution of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Continue reading “Breaking: Gov. Obaseki calls for the arrest of Oshiomhole”

Benin: Shaibu replaces Oshiomhole as leader of APC

BENIN – Philip Shaibu, Edo State deputy governor, has taken over the political leadership of Edo North Senatorial District of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the suspended National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

The APC leaders from the wards and local government areas in Edo North took the decision during an enlarged meeting at Jattu-Uzairue, Etsako West Local Government Area, which had state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, in attendance.

The decision was taken sequel to the suspension of Comrade Oshiomhole from the ward and local government levels, which recuses him from the party’s activities at the local scene.

The meeting had in attendance the Edo State APC chairman, Mr. Anselm Ojezua; members of the state executive council, as well as party delegates and leaders at wards, local government councils, state and national levels.

Alhaji Usman Shagadi, APC leader from Etsako West, said, “The only leader we know in Edo North is Hon. Philip Shaibu and we support the Obaseki-led administration because it is people-oriented,” echoing the decision of other party executives in the senatorial district.

On his part, Obaseki said, “Oshiomhole thought he was setting a trap when he chose Philip Shaibu as my deputy and Osarodion Ogie as Secretary to the State Government. He was thinking that we will always quarrel, fight and then run to him for settlement.”

Obaseki maintained that the party and its members did not support godfatherism in the state, adding, “If you behave like godfather, we will fight you.”

He added that he attended the meeting to thank the party members for their support for his administration and for standing behind their son, the deputy governor.