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I Will Be In Ondo, The State Is Important To Us – Oshiomhole
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I Will Be In Ondo, The State Is Important To Us – Oshiomhole

Former National Chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole says he will be in Ondo State for Saturday’s governorship poll. He predicted that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu would win the election. According to Oshiomhole, Edo election had come and gone, but that Ondo poll was more important to the APC right now. He said by the special grace of God, Akeredolu would win the election come Saturday. Oshiomhole tweeted: “On Saturday, I will be in Ondo for #Aketi. Edo election has come and gone but Ondo is more important to us now. Akeredolu is winning! “I am sure that by the special grace of God, the Ondo Governor Akeredolu, will win come Saturday. “He did well and electorate are more sophisticated now so we have no fear about that. So nothing to worry about at a...
Accident: An ‘Assassination Attempt Against Oshiomhole’ – Aide Reveals What Happened
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Accident: An ‘Assassination Attempt Against Oshiomhole’ – Aide Reveals What Happened

TWO policemen, yesterday, died in an accident involving the campaign convoy of former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, while he was on his way to Usen in Ovia SouthWest local government area. The accident was said to have happened at about 1pm around the by-pass in Oluku Ovia North East local government area. As a result of the incident, the candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has called off his rally at Usen. It was gathered that a trailer ran into the travelling campaign convoy hitting the back-up vehicle that the police were riding in. In a statement, the Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, Mr. John Mayaki, said it was suspending the scheduled campaign to honour the dead. On behalf of Pastor Ize-Iyamu an...
APC Governors Want Abdulaziz Yari To Replace Oshiomhole As APC National Chairman
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APC Governors Want Abdulaziz Yari To Replace Oshiomhole As APC National Chairman

Despite the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors have returned to the trenches in their bid to unseat the National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, zeroing in on the former governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, as his replacement. THISDAY learnt last night that about 10 of the party’s 17 governors have resolved to deepen their push against the national chairman, who has been under intense pressure to stand down over sundry accusations, including his style of leadership, which his traducers claim has left the APC more divided than ever. Pressure from the governors had forced Oshiomhole to summon the meeting of the National Executive Committee three weeks ago, having not been held since August last year contrary to the...
Edo APC Crisis: Oshiomhole Speaks After Settling With Governor Obaseki
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Edo APC Crisis: Oshiomhole Speaks After Settling With Governor Obaseki

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has said that the rift between himself and his successor, Governor Godwin Obaseki is the “creation of people with personal interest”, describing Obaseki as his “brother”. Igbere TV reports that Oshiomhole made this declaration Monday night while receiving Obaseki, who led members of his cabinet to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir festival with his former boss, at his Iyamoh residence in Estako West Local Government Area of the state. Speaking to journalists after a closed-door meeting which lasted for about an hour, with our correspondent in attendance, Oshiomhole said the meeting was not unusual as he was in “constant touch” with Governor Obaseki. According to Oshiomhole, “from time to time, we have ...
I Have Settled With Oshiomhole – Governor Obaseki
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I Have Settled With Oshiomhole – Governor Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki on Monday August 12, announced that he has settled with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole. The Edo State Governor made the disclosure at a mass organized at St Paul Catholic Church in Benin to mark the 80th birthday of former APC national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun. Governor Obaseki expressed hope of normalcy returning to the state. He said “things will soon return to normalcy in the state.” “I thank you very much for the remarkable homily. I listened very attentively and I have taken every word in your remark to heart and very seriously. I want to assure you that we are in pursuit of peace and we will have peace in Edo state. “We have met – me and my predecessor in office – and fortunately, we do not hav...
Stop Disgracing APC – Oyegun To Oshiomhole
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Stop Disgracing APC – Oyegun To Oshiomhole

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has told his successor, Adams Oshiomhole, to take his hands away from the politics of Edo State Odigie-Oyegun’s comments follow a push by the House of Representatives last week to take over the Edo State House of Assembly which has been ladened with controversies with several lawmakers-elect, reportedly loyal to Oshiomhole, still to be inaugurated. In a statement on Sunday by his public affairs adviser, Ray Morphy, Odigie-Oyegun wondered why Oshiomhole had failed to realised that Governor Godwin Obaseki should be supported as the only APC governor in the South-South geopolitical zone rather than vilifying and destabilising his administration. He also wondered why Oshiomhole forgot that he neve...
I’m Very Fearful, Unhappy About Insecurity In Nigeria – Chief Odigie-Oyegun
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I’m Very Fearful, Unhappy About Insecurity In Nigeria – Chief Odigie-Oyegun

Former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, in this interview with ADEKUNLE PETER, talks about insecurity, the 2019 general elections and the crisis in the party’s chapter in Edo State How would you describe the last general elections? I’m glad because the All Progressives Congress came out victorious all through. We have been badly bruised, no question about that, but we came out fine. To what would you ascribe the success of your party in the presidential and the National Assembly elections? If I had to ascribe it to any one major factor, I would say it is the following that the President (Muhammadu Buhari) enjoys that took us across the finishing line. Unfortunately, there was so much dissension in the party, arising from p...
‘Bury Your Head In Shame’ – Former National Chairman, Oyegun To APC Leaders
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‘Bury Your Head In Shame’ – Former National Chairman, Oyegun To APC Leaders

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has dismissed attempts by some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party to rubbish his legacies. He specifically asked such persons to bury their heads in shame. National Vice Chairman of the APC (North-Central), Ahmad Suleiman Wambi, yesterday, accused Oyegun of unjustly attacking the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole with whom he was engaged in a series of bitter altercations in recent weeks. According to Wambi, Oyegun’s criticisms of Oshiomhole’s stewardship in the APC was borne out of malice and grudges over his removal from the leadership of the ruling party. But, Oyegun said he would not join issues with Wambi and his co-travelle...
How Oyegun Helped PDP To Bounce Back – APC
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How Oyegun Helped PDP To Bounce Back – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the immediate-past National Working Committee, led by Chief John Odigie Oyegun as National Chairman, of lacking the courage required to confront the pockets of political despots who could not operate by the party’s rules. The APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu disclosed this in an interview in Abuja, following the former chairman’s criticism of the party’s leadership.Issa-Onilu alleged that the resultant effect of Oyegun’s lack of leadership qualities was widespread indiscipline across party ranks, lack of respect for party supremacy as witnessed in the 8th National Assembly leadership and its overall inability to align the varying interests of the legacy parties that came together to form the APC in 2014. “Le...
Buhari To Intervene As APC, Oyegun’s Bickering Worsens
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Buhari To Intervene As APC, Oyegun’s Bickering Worsens

President Muhammadu Buhari is unhappy about the ongoing public spat between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its former National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, over the performance and leadership style of the incumbent National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, and is making moves to draw the combatants to the table, THISDAY learnt last night. Odigie-Oyegun first hit Oshiomhole on Sunday, saying the APC chairman had shown that he was unfit to lead a party of that magnitude. The party responded harshly yesterday morning in defence of its chairman, saying he had been saddled by serious crises created by Oyegun, a situation that led to its weak performance in the last general election. Presidency sources said yesterday that the president felt the bickering was unhe...
You Lacked Oshiomhole’s Courage To Face Saraki, Dogara, Others – APC To Oyegun
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You Lacked Oshiomhole’s Courage To Face Saraki, Dogara, Others – APC To Oyegun

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has mocked former National Chairman, John Oyegun, saying he and the National Working Committee he led as National Chairman lacked the courage required to confront the pockets of political despots who could not operate by the party’s rules. The party cited the National Assembly saga in 2015 that saw the emergence of Bukola Saraki as Senate President and Yakubu Dogara as Speaker against party wishes, while Oyegun could not do anything about it till he left office. APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in an interview with journalists, spoke in reaction to Oyegun’s comments that incumbent chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, was leading the party using “agbero” (tout) style. The resultant effect, he said, was widespread indiscipline ac...