Edo guber primary: Stay off, Obaseki Tells Oshiomhole

The Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has called on the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, not meddle into the June 22 governorship primary election of the APC in the state.

Obaseki made this on Wednesday at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja when he went to submit his Expression of Interest and Nomination form.

He said, “I’m calling on Oshiomhole to recuse himself from the Edo governorship process because he is an interested party.”

Obaseki also expressed his readiness for any mode of primary, whether direct or indirect, but insisted the Constitution of the party must be followed.

The governor has been in a prolonged supremacy battle with Oshiomhole, his predecessor, a situation that has put his second term in office at uncertainty.

Oshiomhole is believed by pundits to have influenced the defection of the PDP candidate in the 2016 governorship election in the state, Osagie Ize-Iyamu to square it out with the embattled governor at the primary election.

Obaseki who recently visited President Muhammadu Buhari has the backing of the Progressive Governors Forum, umbrella body for governors elected under the platform of the APC.

The immediate past chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun has also expressed support for the re-election bid of the governor.

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