- The Edo state chapter of APC is still shrouded in crisis and power intrigues
- The crisis has put presidency on the brink as to which to support between the two warring factions of the APC in the state
- Adams Oshiomhole-led APC NWC had opted for direct primary election but loyalists to Godwin Obaseki insisted the state would take the alternative route
The crisis bedevilling the Edo chapter of APC has put the presidency in dilemma following a clear indication that Adams Oshiomhole and Governor Godwin Obaseki are not ready to bury the hatchets.
The primary election of the party is slated for June and the Oshiomhole-led national working committee had opted for direct primary for the election in the state.
But in a counter move, Obaseki and his loyalists declared that the party would not adopt a direct primary election since the indirect alternative is also allowed by the constitution of the party.
The direct primary will allow all the card-carrying members of the party to decide the candidate who will bear the flag of the party during the guber election scheduled for September.
It was, however, understood that the approach is targeted at the Edo state governor who has been at loggerhead with the APC national chairman, who doubles as his predecessor and former godfather.
According to the emerging report, the presidency has been thrown in a dilemma on whether to compel the party's NCW to stop with the direct approach or leave Obaseki to his fate alongside those who have indicated interest in becoming the governor of the state.
Legit.ng notes that this is coming after Obaseki went to Aso Rock to present his nomination and interest form to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The governor also met with APC national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in an effort to garner support to his side ahead of the election.
Meanwhile, it is a tough road for Obaseki and his close challenger, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as more politician including Pius Odubu, Chris Ogiemwonyi, and Osaro Obazee, have also bought nomination forms.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that Obaseki denied allegations that he forged a certificate of the University of Ibadan.
According to him, he was not in any way like people who burn buildings to cover up their certificate scandals.
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