Edo APC leaders petition nat’l hqtrs, demand Oshiomhole’s expulsion

Edo APC leaders petition nat’l hqtrs, demand Oshiomhole’s expulsion


*Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu, others meet over perjury, forgery cases against Obaseki, Shaibu

A faction of Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Mr. Anselm Ojezua has petition the national Working Caretaker of the party, demanding the expulsion of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, former national Chairman of the party.


Ojezua, dropped the hint after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Governor Godwin Obaseki as the winner of September 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo State.

He alleged that elected APC Ward Chairmen in the State, joined him to sign the petition.

The stunt which is not unconnected with the suspension of Oshiomhole from his party and subsequent disqualification of governor Godwin Obaseki from seeking his re-election on APC platform in June this year, was shared on social Media, by one ‘Prophet SVO’, setting Facebook buzzing and Tweeter chirping.

The post reads: “I have written to the APC National headquarters that I and all the party chairmen down to the ward level have all signed the petition to completely expel Adams Oshiomhole from our great party”.


In the light of above, Edo State leaders of the APC led by Col. David Imuse (Rted) held an emergency meeting at the residence of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, immediate past national Chairman of APC in Benin City.

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But, a well-placed source in APC, who attended the meeting which lasted got few hours, stressed that it was to review the outcome of Saturday governorship election.


The source hinted that the APC may not contest the victory of the Candidate of Peoples Democratic party (PDP) at the Tribunal.

The source stated however that the APC will concentrate more on the four pending pre-election cases against the incumbent Governor and his deputy, Hon. Philip Shaibu which also include perjury and forgery respectively.

“It will only take time, we may not interested in going to the Tribunal to contest the election. But, a meeting was held today at Oshiomhole’s house in Benin where a lot of issues were disc used.

“The APC has chose to pursue all the pending cases in court and it is just a matter of time, the Governor with his deputy will be removed by the court”, he said.

Prior to the governorship election, the factional Chairman of APC, Mr. Anselm Ojezua, had repeatedly said that Edo State APC, has no Candidate in the election.

In the meantime, the national leadership of APC, has congratulated the winner of the Saturday’s governorship election in the State, Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Chairman, APC National Caretaker Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, said this in a statement in Abuja on Monday.

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The party particularly saluted its Candidate in the election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for his tenacity and leadership.

The party also lauded the state leaders, especially Oshiomhole and all the party members in State for demonstrating unwavering support for the party.

The APC also celebrated its governorship campaign Council led by Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Governor of Kano State.

The party wants all its leaders and members to celebrate the outcome of the election as free and fair as acknowledge by its leader, President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Let us unite to move our democracy for forward. We must put an end to the era when electoral contest become warfare,” the statement added.

“We urge our candidate and all our members to join us in congratulating Mr. Godwin Obaseki and the PDP, being the declared winner of the election.

“Our attention must now shift to Ondo State and ensure that we win the October 10, 2020 election. September 19, 2020 Edo election should present a new watershed.”

The party vowed that it will now work hard towards winning the Ondo State governorship election coming up on October 20.

The party further urged the opposition parties in the country to be committed to free and fair elections.

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“We will. therefore, accordingly expect congratulatory message from all parties just as we similarly guarantee that once we are defeated in a fair contest, we will congratulate the winner.

The NEC of the APC presided over by President, on June 25, 2020 sacked the national Working Committee led by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and constituted Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Committee led by Yobe State governor, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni after a protracted legal battle by aggrieved members of the party.

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  • Matthias Esoimeme
    September 23, 2020,

    Edo indigenous people should seek looted money from our former Edo state governor Osho ( APC. Adam People Congress) to bring those personer money that he refuse to pay, including the areas and to compensate those that lost their life because they have no food. Medical or home to stay.


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