- The Anselm Ojezua's faction of the Edo APC has denied expelling Adams Oshiomhole
- The faction said there is no truth in the rumour that it had notified the national leadership of the party about a plan to expel the politician
- The clarification was made by the factional chairman of the APC in Edo state, Anselm Ojezua
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A report claiming that Adams Oshiomhole has been expelled from the All Progress Congress (APC) over the outcome of the Edo election been has dismissed by a faction of the party in the state.
The factional chairman of the APC in Edo state, Anselm Ojezua on Tuesday, September 22, said the reported expulsion of Oshiomhole was false and untrue.
Ojezua in a telephone conversation with the Nation newspaper also denied claims that his faction wrote to the national leadership of the party informing it of their resolve to expel Oshiomhole.
Ojezua said the party was yet to review the outcome of the Edo governorship election.
According to Ojezua:
“We have not met. We are meeting on Thursday to review the entire situation. That is when we will make our decision known by way of formal briefing. We have not met. We shall meet on Thursday (September 24)."
Meanwhile, basking in the euphoria of his victory at the just-concluded Edo governorship election, Governor Godwin Obaseki has described his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole and the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as a threat to Nigeria’s democracy.
Speaking on Arise TV on Tuesday, September 22, Obaseki said if nothing is done to clip the wings of Tinubu and Oshiomhole, they will destroy the country’s democracy.
The governor said he had no problem with the Edo APC governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Regarding his plans for the future, Obaseki has said he has no intention to go to the Nigerian Senate.
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