- An APC chieftain has accused Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of hounding Governor Godwin Obaseki
- Chief Charles Idahosa, says the governor is facing opposition within the APC because he refused to share money
- Idahosa, a former commissioner in the state and former aide to Oshiomhole, said the APC chairman cannot be trusted
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A former Edo state commissioner of information, Chief Charles Idahosa, has alleged that Governor Godwin Obaseki is facing opposition within the All Progressives Congress (APC) because he refused to part with some money.
The Nation quoted Idahosa as saying those fighting Obaseki under the acronym of Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) led by APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole are determined to oust Obaseki because he refused to share the state’s resources to them.
His words: “The issue is that Oshiomhole cannot be trusted and that is why we are not leaving anything to chance here in Edo. The governor has performed creditably well.
“Even those fighting the governor under the acronym of Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) led by Oshiomhole have not accused him of non-performance.
“The only allegation they levelled against him was that he is not giving them money to share.”
Recall that a group of professionals known as Edo Good Governance Group (E3G) backed Governor Obaseki in his ongoing effort to return for a second term.
After a meeting on Wednesday, June 3, the group called on all Edo people to rally round to ensure that Oshiomhole, “does not impose his cronies on the state through an ambush.”
Meanwhile, a recent media report suggests that there is a division in the camp of APC governorship aspirant in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
According to the report, some APC chieftains in the camp of Ize-Iyamu have abandoned Ize-Iyamu due to the numerous court cases against him.
Ize-Iyamu is the anointed candidate of Oshiomhole ahead of the governorship election.
In a related development, the APC has announced that six governorship aspirants will be screened for the party's Monday, June 22 primary election to elect its Edo state governorship candidate.
The six aspirants who have bought, completed and submitted the party's expression of interest and nomination forms include, Ize-Iyamu, Obaseki, former deputy governor; Dr Pius Odubu, former minister; Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi, Honourables Matthew Aigbuhuenze Iduoriyekemwen and Osaro Obazee.
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