Oshiomhole, Obaseki dismiss reports of rift between them

Oshiomhole, Obaseki dismiss reports of rift between them

- The All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman Oshiomhole has denied ever being in conflict with Edo governor Obaseki

- Oshiomhole told journalists that Obaseki, his predecessor, was his brother and they could not fight

- Obaseki agreed with Oshiomhole, saying that at no time did the two of them ever have a fight

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has brushed aside claims of a rift between him and Edo state governor Godwin Obaseki.

The Nation reports that Oshiomhole revealed this to pressmen after a meeting with Obaseki which lasted for around an hour at his (Oshiomhole's) home in Iyamoh in Estako West local government area of Edo state.

The former Edo state governor and ex-labour leader said reports of friction between the two politicians were the creation of some people with personal interests.

Oshiomhole also said there was nothing unusual about the meeting between the two men.

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He said: “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.”

On his part, Obaseki agreed with Oshiomhole, saying he and his predecessor had no quarrels as was being reported in the media.

He also described his visit to Oshiomhole's residence as nothing unusual.

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"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,” Obaseki said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that Governor Obaseki paid a surprise visit to Oshiomhole, despite media reports of disagreement between both politicians.

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The special adviser to the governor on media and communications, Crusoe Osagie, said Obaseki visited Oshiomhole, who was with his mother, Aishetu Oshiomhole, for the Eid-el-Kabir holidays.

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