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Obaseki Causing Crisis Before Dumping APC, Says Oshiomhole

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says the governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki is planning to leave the ruling party.

The Spokesman to the APC Chairman, Simon Ebegbulem disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement signed on behalf of his boss.

Oshiomhole said Obaseki’s move is to create a crisis in the party before pressing the exit button.

Godwin Obaseki and Adams Oshiomhole
Godwin Obaseki and Adams Oshiomhole

He urged the governor not to blackmail him, rather, work on delivering good governance to the state.

“We have it on good authority that the governor (Obaseki) intends to create disaffection and crisis in the state, APC and probably dump the party for another party,” he said.

“That is why, he has embarked on this brigandage which Edo people will resist. So, he should stop blackmailing me and face governance which is why Edo people voted him into power.

“We are even more scared now that the governor is making every effort to coerce me into giving him details of my movement in Edo State. Who knows what he is plotting again? But every evil plot against me will fail.”

Oshiomhole had continue to say Obaseki thugs were responsible for the attack at his residence in Benin on October 12.

“Before that incident, state government sponsored thugs have been harassing, intimidating APC members across the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state because APC leaders refused to adopt his second term aspiration,” he said.

“People are being sacked in their jobs everyday in the state.”

The Crisis

Godwin Obaseki and his former boss fell out of a relationship after the Oshiomhole accused his former political godson of neglecting his people and abandoning his unfinished projects.

Meanwhile, Obaseki fought back, claiming Oshiomhole and his allies targeted him over his refusal to share Edo peoples’ money.

A group, Edo Peoples Movement, loyal to the National Chairman had tipped the governor to be ready for competition in the next gubernatorial election.

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