Today30 June, 2022

“Oba of Benin, PMB, Dangote couldn’t reconcile Obaseki, Oshiomhole”

Ahead of the APC party’s primary election that is slated for June 22nd and the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo State, the former Governor of the state, Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor, over the weekend, has disclosed that efforts made by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Oba of Benin and Aliko Dangote to resolve the dispute between the incumbent Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), have not yielded any positive result.

He added that the Reconciliation Committee set up by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party has not yielded any positive result, even though the primaries of the party is fast approaching.

The former Governor urged both Governor Obaseki and Oshiomhole to sheath their swords and allow peace to reign as the opposition party in the state are waiting for the opportunity to take advantage of the dispute between them.

He said “The crisis in Edo State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) which has simmered for about two years now threatens to boil over as we draw closer to the Party’s gubernatorial primaries on June 22. This portends disastrous consequences for the Party and the people of Edo State unless it is resolved promptly before the primaries.

“Given my position in the Party I have made efforts outside of public glare towards bringing about reconciliation by speaking to the two leading protagonists, the National Chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and His Excellency the Governor of Edo State Godwin Obaseki as well as some of their supporters.

“I also tried to rally some elders of the Party from the State to broker peace. It is common knowledge that our revered royal father, His Royal Majesty the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II made his own efforts including appealing to our President Mohammadu Buhari to help broker peace among these two illustrious sons of Edo State.

“It is also believed that their mutual friend Dr. Aliko Dangote made repeated efforts at reconciliation to no avail. So did a number of others that I know.

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