- A forty-nine-man team to spearhead the campaign for Osagie Ize-Iyamu has been named
- The list includes two former national chairmen of the party Adams Oshiomhole and Odigie Oyegun
- Oshiomhole and Oyegun have been at loggerhead over political control of Edo state but the two men will have to bury their hatchets as APC finds lasting peace
Despite their overt dissidence, two former chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Odigie Oyegun and Adams Oshiomhole, will lead the campaign for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu ahead of the forthcoming Edo guber election.
Oshiomhole and Oyegun have been at loggerhead over political control of Edo state with the rift between the former and incumbent state governor Godwin Obaseki renewing the rivalry between the two APC bigwigs.
As the ruling party searches a wave of lasting peace to its deluge of internal crisis, it is now clear that Oyegun and Oshiomhole — both former governors of Edo state — will have to bury their swords.
The two leaders have made a 49-man council headed by the governor of Kano state Umar Abdullahi Ganduje to campaign for Ize-Iyamu.
The list, which was announced by Yekini Nabena, the deputy national publicity secretary of the ruling party on Wednesday, July 1, also has Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state, deputy Senate president Ovie Omo-Agege, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that preparation is ongoing for the forthcoming election in Edo as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released the list of party candidates vying for the seat of Edo government house.
The electoral body, in a tweet on Tuesday, June 30, recognised both Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Governor Obaseki as the flagbearers of their respective parties.
Reeling out the names of the party flagbearers, INEC announced Philips Shaibu as the running mate of the Edo governor and Audu Abudu Ganyu as Ize-Yamu's running mate.
The electoral commission also announced that 14 political parties will be vying for the soul of Edo state come September.
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