As the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State continues to live dangerously amid the latent face-off between Governor Godwin Obaseki, and National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, the immediate past national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has cautioned the party to be wary of losing the state to the opposition.
Chief John Odigie Oyegun is the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and a former governor of Edo State. In this exclusive interview with MICHAEL EGBEJULE, he touched on the rift between National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole and Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and why
The Esan people of Edo State have a very interesting saying, “Ebalu alụ.” It simply means, “What we do is what we do.” I have seen this statement deployed to almost devastating effect in a funeral situation when the proverbial (and literal) village people were trying to extort money from a friend of mine (and his siblings) who were simply trying to bury their father...
It is so unfortunate that insecurity is still waxing strong in our polity despite all efforts of the government to bring the menace under control. Day in day out, people are being slaughtered like chickens and there is palpable fear in the heart of the masses.
The interesting thing about the upcoming 2020 gubernatorial election in Edo State is that the battle would be fought, lost and won at the primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) between the incumbent governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and his political mentor and national Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The governor and his immediate successor have been at daggers drawn for some time now on a supremacy battle for the soul of the state.
Mrs Caroline Isedua Osobase was born on November 9, 1942, in Zaria, Kaduna State to the family of Pa Celestine Offor Okpataku in Ugboha, Esan South East Council of Edo State. She was born into a Catholic family and remained dedicated to her faith until she was called home to glory.
Some senior Nigerian lawyers have criticised the threat by the National Assembly to take over proceedings in the Edo State House of Assembly if the governor refuses to make another proclamation to inaugurate the Assembly afresh. Governor Godwin Obaseki had earlier inaugurated the Assembly with 12 of the 24-member lawmakers absent.