- There are claims that an aide of Governor Godwin Obaseki, Andrew Momodu, is working for Adams Oshiomhole
- However, the allegation has been debunked by an APC member in Edo, Simon Ebegbulem
- Ebegbulem said that the reports are false and even disclosed that Momodu has defected to the PDP with Obaseki
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The claim that a special adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Andrew Momodu, is an aide to Adams Oshiomhole has been denied by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo.
There were reports that Momodu, who was said to have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is working as an aide to the former APC national chairman.
However, the claims were denied and referred to as false by a chieftain of the APC in the state, Simon Ebegbulem, on Wednesday, August 12.
Egbegbulem who is a member of the Edo APC media council in a statement said that Momodu has been a close ally of Obaseki and the deputy governor Philip Shaibu and therefore wondered why he is now described as Oshiomhole's aide.
The APC stalwart said that it is even more strange upon considering that Momodu was named as one of the persons who hired thugs to attack Oshiomhole in Benin.
He claimed: "The said Momodu has been in the administration of Obaseki from the beginning, he has only gone to join Obaseki in the PDP.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Shaibu had alleged that Oshiomhole was trying to return to power for the third time in the state through the APC's gubernatorial candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Shaibu went on to claim that Oshiomhole was using Ize-Iyamu as a stooge to impose himself on the people of the state who voluntarily voted for Governor Godwin Obaseki and had been beneficiaries of his leadership.
According to a statement by Shaibu's media aide, Benjamin Atu, in Abuja on Sunday, August 2, the deputy governor said that the alleged plot by the suspended chairman of the APC was a contravention of Nigeria's constitution.
Part of the statement said: “The truth is that Ize-Iyamu is merely a stooge. The real man seeking the governorship position is Adams Oshiomhole, who has perfected a plan to betray democracy by seeking third term."
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