- Obaseki has told Oshiomhole to stay clear of Edo election
- According to the governor, the APC chairman cannot be a judge in his own case
- Meanwhile, he said he is actively pursuing harmony in our party
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has sent a stay clear message to the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
He asked the chairman to stay clear of the party’s primary for election of governorship candidate on June 22, The Nation reports.
He disclosed this after submitting his nomination form at the national secretariat said it would be unfair of Oshiomole to be part of the process as a vested interest.
He said it is against natural justice for a man to be a judge in his own case.
Going further, the governor said he is actively pursuing peace at home and abroad.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the battle got to its crescendo when a faction of APC loyal to Obaseki in Edo suspended Oshiomhole at ward level and later got a court injunction which barred the former governor of Edo from parading himself as the national chairman of the party.
The court's pronouncement hit the camp of Oshiomhole while Obaseki's camp thought that it has broken the camel's back.
Some APC governors and some members of the National Working Committee of APC who were tired of Oshiomhole's leadership style, aligned with Obaseki and called for Oshiomhole's resignation to avoid being butted out of office.
Oshiomhole later threw in the towel and stepped aside to allow an independent investigation over the allegation leveled against him. At that period, Obaseki thought he had won the battle and that getting the party's ticket to seek re-election in office would be an easy ride.
But the joy was shortlived when another high court set aside the ruling which stopped Oshiomhole from parading himself as the national chairman of the APC and declared the ex-Labour leader the authentic chairman of the party.
The judgement, however, sent a jitter into the camp of Obaseki and both camps went back to the drawing board and deployed their political arsenal ahead of the herculean task before them.
This time, Oshiomhole won and recorded a huge political score against his ex-godson.
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