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Monday, June 1, 2020

Obaseki Takes Nomination Form To Meet With Buhari, Begs President To Save Him

.                  •Obaseki & Buhari

 Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki on Monday took his governorship nomination form to the State House, Abuja, to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in respect of his seemingly uncertain ticket for the September governorship election in the state.

In an emotion laden voice, Obaseki was said have pleaded with President Buhari to intervene over his second ticket issue.

Obaseki is embroiled in a political crisis for over two years now and which pitted him against his political benefactor and former Governor of the State, Com. Adams Oshiomhole, who also doubles as the  National Chairman of the All progressives congress (APC).

It is not clear if Buhari will interven to  
save him from the challenges of facing his main chanllenger, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, for the party ticket.

Ize - Iyamu hails from the same electoral area - Bini, Edo South, with Obaseki and commands a large following. 

Barely two weeks ago, about seven other aspirants stepped down for him in Abuja and in conjunction with other party chieftains, adopted him as a consensus candidate for the party primary.

Earlier, Governors elected on the platform of the APC had met with the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in one of the last-minute efforts to ensure Obaseki secures the party’s ticket for the forthcoming governorship election in the state but it turned out that the outcome was not encouraging.

The Daily Crucible learnt that Tinubu advised the delegation, including Obaseki, to tell all aspirants to prepare for primary as recommended by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC.

The  crisis rocking the party in Edo State which was allegedly engineered by Obaseki, began during the build up to the State Assembly election in 2019 and peaked after the poll with the Governor swearing in 10 members of the elected state lawmakers, leaving 14 others out.

He allegedly instigated moves to sack Oshiomhole from his seat as the National Chairman of the party with the help of some governors and party chieftains but the plot failed.

Today, he is talking about the peace move and unity, ostensibly to get the party ticket for the second time but it appears nobody is listening to him.

The party members in Edo are insisting on primary to ensure  equity, fairness, justice and spirit of internal democracy to all aspirants for Governorship  position.

Many are urging him to accept the challenge of direct primary, to ascertain if he is truly on ground in Edo State as he wants the world to believe through his much political vaunting.

 

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