- The political battle between Oshiomhole and his successor Obaseki continues as Edo governorship election draws nearer
- Oshiomhole accused Obaseki of deceiving Vice-President Osinbajo to lay the foundation for a “phantom industrial park” in Benin city
- The former APC chairman said Obaseki has made the APC's campaign easier due to his alleged poor performance
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Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has accused the governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, of poor performance.
The former Edo state governor said Obaseki, who is the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has made the APC's campaign easier due to his alleged poor performance.
The Cable reports that Oshiomhole made the statement on Monday, August 17, after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Some of the things that have made our campaign easier is the fact that we have established a tradition in Edo state, that don’t believe any politician till you have seen action particularly if that politician is already in office,” he said.
Oshiomhole also accused Obaseki of deceiving Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to lay the foundation for a “phantom industrial park” in Benin, the state capital.
Osinbajo had laid the foundation of the park in Iyanomo community in the state capital in 2017.
Oshiomhole, however, said the park had become a “den of robbers and kidnappers”.
“He got Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to do the groundbreaking for an industrial park where he claimed that many Chinese and Singaporeans were anxious to relocate factories and create 300,000 jobs," the former APC chairman said.
Also on Edo politics, the traditional ruler of Ugboha, in Esan South-East local government area of Edo state, His Royal Highness Steven Ukato Odijie, has assured Governor Obaseki of the unflinching support of the people of Esan land, citing the governor’s alleged sterling performance across the state.
The monarch, who gave the assurance, on Monday, August 17, in his palace, when he received the governor with his campaign team, said: “Come September 19, 2020, Edo people will express their appreciation for the governor’s achievements by re-electing him.”
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Meanwhile, ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called on relevant authorities to sanction politicians who fan tension and violence in the state.
The centre in its new brief on pre-election activities in the state said some early warning signs which portend grave danger for the integrity of Nigeria’s electoral process and its outcomes are already being witnessed in Edo.
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