April 19, 2024

Crisis Brew In Edo APC Over Oshiomhole’s Endorsement Of Preferred Candidate

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By Simeon OSAJIE

The All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Edo State may be heading into the September 21, 2024 governorship election as a divided party, if the romours of imposition of Mr. Dennis Idahosa as his preferred candidate is true.

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What started as rumour few weeks ago has gained traction across the State, with reports of a meeting Senator Adams Oshiomhole allegedly held with two of his former Commissioners, Mr. Kassim Afegbua and Mr. Mika Amanokha in company of Mr. Dennis Idahosa.

Oshiomhole is said to have urged both former Commissioners to spread the message to APC Chairman across the 18 Local Government Areas.

One of the local chairmen in Edo North confirmed that he has been instructed to call a meeting of leaders to pass the message that President Bola Tinubu and his Vice President, Kashim Shettima as well as the National Chairman Abdullahi Umar Ganduje have all blessed Idahosa for the ticket.

However, other aspirant, like Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Gen. Charles Airhiavbere, (Rtd), Mr Lucky Imasuen, Blessing Agbonmere, Col. Dr. David Imuse have vowed to resist imposition of any aspirant on the the party.

If the present situation advances into a full blown crisis, the APC will enter the election divided just like its counterpart in the State.

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