- These are not the best of times for Governor Godwin Obaseki
- His appointees are leaving in droves few weeks to the governorship election
- Three officials in the governor's campaign team have resigned and joined the APC
An official of the Obaseki/Shaibu Movement in Edo state, Patrick Iyoha, has resigned his appointment from the campaign group.
According to the Daily Sun, two other officials from the campaign group, Pastor Gabriel Oiboh and Osanyemwere Osawe also resigned.
Checks revealed that the three officials are also serving in various capacities in the Edo state government.
While Iyoha is a board member of the Edo state waste management, Oiboh and Osawe both serve in the Edo state post primary education board.
Iyoha in his resignation letter thanked Governor Godwin Obaseki, for giving him the opportunity to serve the Edo people, but stated that his reasons for resignation is personal.
Oiboh in his own resignation letter stated that he had considered the political happenings in the state as it affects his person, and the pressure to leave the All Progressives Congress, APC, his party to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, a party he left since 2009.
He also stated that having prayerfully considered the options available to him, he has decided to remain in the APC.
So far, about 17 councillors in the state have also dumped the PDP for the APC.
Before now, two commissioners and the chief of staff to the Edo state governor resigned their positions to join the APC.
Meanwhile, the immediate past APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has assured supporters of the party that they will record a landslide victory in the forthcoming governorship election.
Oshiomhole made the comment when he arrived in Benin city, the state capital, to a heroic welcome on Thursday, July 23.
Addressing the crowd that gathered to welcome him, Oshiomhole said he was overwhelmed by the natural display of love and assured the people that the APC will secure victory at the polls with a wide margin.
In a related development, prominent Bini chief and businessman, Captain Hosa Okunbo has debunked claims that he is responsible for the booing incident that took place outside the palace of the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, on Saturday, July 25.
The incident occurred during the visit of members of the national campaign council of the PDP.
The PDP entourage were reportedly booed while going in and out of the palace by a motley crowd outside the palace.
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