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Obaseki Is My Brother, Says Oshiomhole

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says those spreading rumours of the rift have a personal interest

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole has described the state governor, Godwin Obaseki as his brother.

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Oshiomhole made the statement at his Iyamoh residence in Etsako West local government area of the state on Monday.

The APC chairman says people with personal interest created the rumour that he has a rift with Obaseki.

He disclosed to journalists that their meeting was not new as he has always been in touch with the governor.

“From time to time, we have always been meeting. It is not an unusual visit, the meeting afforded me the opportunity to meet with my brother and with people I have worked with,” he said.

In his response, the governor said he came to Oshiomhole’s residence after celebrating Sallah with the former APC Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun.

Obaseki Makes Peace with Adams Oshiomhole
Obaseki Makes Peace with Adams Oshiomhole

“There is nothing unusual about this meeting; today is Sallah and we have just finished celebrating with the former APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun in Benin City, and we decided to come here to celebrate Sallah with my predecessor,” he said.

Edo State chapter of the APC had been divided into two camps as some aggrieved members demanded Obaseki’s head.

The crisis spread to the Edo State House of Assembly.

The governor secretly inaugurated nine lawmakers loyal to his camp on the 17th of June leaving Oshiomhole’s loyalists stranded.

The lower and upper house of the National Assembly had asked the governor to issue a fresh proclamation for the state assembly, an order the governor declined, tagging them “Abuja politicians”

The governor went to court to stop the National Assembly from taking over Edo Assembly.

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