- The former national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, said he regrets making Godwin Obaseki succeed him as governor
- Oshiomhole who is the immediate past governor of Edo state made the statement at his residence in the state
- The APC chieftain urged party members to ensure that the APC wins the Edo governorship election
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The former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, said he regrets making Godwin Obaseki succeed him as the governor of Edo state.
Oshiomhole who is the immediate past governor of Edo state made the statement on Sunday, July 19, at his residence in the state, Vanguard reported.
The politician said he made a grave mistake by bringing Godwin Obaseki as his successor in 2016, but stated that the bad heads in the APC are gone following the defection of the governor and deputy to the PDP.
Oshiomhole told a crowd of party supporters that he was in the state to ensure the victory of the APC in the Edo governorship election.
“I have come home for only one project, I am not going back to Abuja until the project is completed,” he said.
Oshiomhole urged party members to commit themselves to ensure that the APC’s governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu wins the election.
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the final list of party candidates vying for the seat of Edo government house.
The electoral body made the announcement on Saturday, July 18, via a statement by its commissioner, Festus Okoye, who said the names of the party flagbearers have been published in its office in Edo.
INEC stated that with the final list, parties will no longer be able to make a substitution to the names earlier submitted, validating the body's declaration on Tuesday, June 30, which recognised both Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Governor Godwin Obaseki as the flagbearers of their respective parties.
The electoral commission announced that 14 political parties will be vying for the soul of Edo state come September including thirteen (13) male candidates and one female.
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