- Ahead of APC gubernatorial primary in Edo, Governor Obaseki has constituted a committee to reconcile aggrieved members of the state House of Assembly
- Obaseki inaugurated the committee on Thursday, June 4
- The governor said the constitution of the reconciliation committee was part of moves to restore harmony and peace in the state chapter of the APC
In his final battle to secure governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the primary scheduled for Monday, June 22, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has constituted a committee to reconcile members-elect in the state House of Assembly.
The Nation reports that Obaseki on Thursday, June 4, named the chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) and governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong; Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Senator Ehigie Uzamere, as members of the committee.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor said the constitution of the reconciliation committee was part of moves to restore harmony and peace in the state chapter of the APC and the state at large.
The governor insisted that he is committed to peace and that a united front would make the party stronger, more cohesive and help to foster more development in the state.
He added that the committee, which commences work with immediate effect, would reach out to all parties in the dispute and ensure that all grey areas are addressed to make for peaceful resolution of the matter.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Obaseki has been in a running battle with his supposed godfather and national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole.
It was reported that the battle got to its crescendo when a faction of the party 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.
In another report, a high court sitting in Benin, the capital of Edo state, fixed June 17, to hear the suit seeking to disqualify a leading Edo governorship aspirant, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, from participating in the APC primary election.
The primary election to choose the APC governorship candidate for the September poll is scheduled to hold on June 22.
The presiding judge, Justice Emmanuel Ahamioje, announced the date on Thursday, June 4, while adjourning the case instituted by Benjamin Oghumu, the APC chairman in Ohrionmwon local government area of Edo.
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