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My administration has done well in the last two and half years – Obaseki

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My administration has done well in the last two and half years – Obaseki

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Monday in Auchi said that his administration had done well to deliver dividends of democracy to the people of the state in the last two and half years.


Obaseki made this known to newsmen shortly after a closed door meeting with the leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo North Senatorial District.

He said that the people of the state were happy with what he had done by providing basic infrastructure, saying that the people would decide his second tenure.

The governor, however, debunked any rumour of his administration having issues with some leaders of the state chapter of the APC.

According to him, I have gone round the state, Edo South, Edo Central and Edo North, to speak with the leaders of the party and the feedback I am getting shows that there are no issues in the party.

“There are some few people who are trying to jostle for positions they hope are available in Abuja and try to call it favour.

“As far as am concerned, we have one and a solid united party. We have all agreed that as government, we have done well and the people are happy with us.

“Our party is a progressive party. The party that believes in putting the people first but some individuals want us to put them first, which is against our party philosophy, ” Obaseki said.

The governor and his Deputy, Philip Shaibu were at the palace of the Otaru of Auchi, Aliru Momoh, to break the Ramadan fast.

Edited by Adeleye Ajayi

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Breaking: Gov. Obaseki resigns from APC

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Gov. Godwin Obaseki announces resignation from All Progressives Congress (APC) after a visit to Presidential Villa, Abuja

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Edo 2020: No automatic ticket for Obaseki – PDP Chairman

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The Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo, Mr Tony Aziegbemi, says there will be no automatic ticket for Gov. Godwin Obaseki in the party.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC) screening committee had, on Friday, disqualified Obaseki and two others from contesting the party’s primary, scheduled for June 22.
NAN also reports that Obaseki has reportedly been making plans to dump APC for the opposition PDP, ahead of the party’s primaries.
In a telephone interview with NAN on Monday in Benin, Aziegbemi said “I can confirm to you that the governor, his deputy and the entire APC structure in the state will be joining PDP soon.
“We have been in touch in the last few days; by tomorrow, I will be able to confirm the exact date he will be joining, along with his team.
“However, I am not yet aware that the governor has obtained our party’s membership card. I can also say that there is no automatic ticket in the offing for him at all,” he told NAN.
Similarly, a governorship aspirant of the PDP, Mr Ken Imasuagbon, has said he is prepared for open contest, provided his opponents will be ready to subject themselves to the party’s rules and regulations.
Imasuagbon said he was averse to Obaseki’s planned move to join the party, but added that he would resist any attempt to hand over the party’s ticket to him, preparatory to the governorship election slated for Sept. 19.
According to him, Obaseki will have to join the queue, just like other aspirants, and go through the party’s primaries, billed for June 19 and June 20.
“Any attempt to hand the party’s ticket to him will be met with serious resistance. In fact, there will be no PDP primaries or whatever if the party’s leadership tries it.
“This is neither a military coup nor military rule; the governor must subject himself to the party’s primaries.
“He will need to queue with the other aspirants, if he wishes to join the race. But we will certainly resist handing him over the ticket automatically.
“Have you heard before that somebody will join a party and within three days, he will be given the ticket? Did he buy the party’s nomination form? Was he screened?” he queried.


Edited By: Kevin Okunzuwa and (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq

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Obaseki  seeks political survival, visits Wike

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Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo was in Government House, Port Harcourt on Sunday to visit Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers, in an apparent bid to pitch his tent with the PDP.


The purpose of the visit was however, not disclosed but the two governors later held a closed-door meeting at the Government House.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Obaseki’s visit to Wike is coming on the heels of the disqualification of the former from contesting the upcoming Edo governorship election on the platform of the APC.

The APC had approved its screening and appeal committees’ reports which disqualified Obaseki and two others from participating in the June 22 governorship primaries in Edo.

The party’s National Working Committee (NWC), led by its National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, announced Obaseki’s disqualification on June 13 at a news conference in Abuja

Oshiomhole said the NWC, which reviewed the two reports, noted with satisfaction that members of the committees were unanimous in their decisions.

The appeal panel, headed by Prof. Abubakar Fari also upheld the outcome of the screening committee, while presenting the report to Oshiomhole at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.

Political observers in Port Harcourt said that Obaseki’s visit to Wike might not be unconnected with his disqualification by the APC from participating in the party’s governorship primaries and that he might be seeking to join the PDP to contest the governorship election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission has slated Sept. 19 for the governorship poll in Edo.

Edited By: Silas Nwoha (NAN)

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APC NWC approves disqualification of Gov. Obaseki, 2 others

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the reports of its screening and appeal committees that disqualified Gov. Godwin Obaseki, Mr Matthew Iduoriyekemwe and Mr Chris Ogiemwonyi from participating in the June 22 governorship primaries in Edo.


The party’s National Working Committee (NWC) led by its National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, made this known on Saturday at a news conference in Abuja

Oshiomhole said the NWC, which reviewed the two reports, noted with satisfaction that members of the committees were unanimous in their decisions.

“The party’s NWC has met and taken the final decision over the reports submitted by the two panels.

“The three aspirants disqualified were Gov. Godwin Obaseki, Chris Ogiemwonyi and Mr Matthew Iduoriyekemwen,” he said.

According to Oshiomhole, the party’s NWC also approved the clearance of three aspirants, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Osaro Obaze and  Dr Pius Odubu to contest the primaries.

He said that the NWC also approved expulsion of one of the governorship aspirants, Mr Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, and a party member in Edo, Kenneth Asakomeh, who is a Deputy State Chairman.

Earlier,  the appeal panel headed by Prof. Abubakar Fari, also upheld the outcome of screening committee while presenting its report to Oshiomhole at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.

Edited By: Dianabasi Effiong/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)

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