May 29, 2024

Edo APC is United and Good to Go, Senator Oshiomhole Assures President Tinubu


President Tinubu hands APC flag to Edo 2024 Tuber Candidate Senator Monday Okpebholo, flanked by running mate, Hon. Dennis Idahosa Senator Oshiomhole, APC National Chairman, Chairman, Ganduje and others

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Former Governor of Edo State, Senator Adams Oshiomhole, has assured President Bola Tinubu that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is “united and good to go.”

Oshiomhole disclosed this to journalists yesterday after paying Sallah homage to Tinubu in Lagos.

APC Candidate for September 21, 2024 Edo State Guber Election, Senator Monday Okpebholo after receiving the party’s flag from President Tinubu

Oshiomhole, who also represents Edo North in the Senate, expressed confidence in the chances of the APC winning the upcoming Edo State governorship election.

“We are due for elections. We are happy, and we are perfecting all the arrangements to ensure that this coming election, we will win because our house is united; we sorted out all the issues arising from primaries 100 per cent.

“Our opponents have one crisis or the other; even the Labour Party has their crisis, so at least APC is not in any form of crisis.

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“We are all waiting for INEC on April 24 to get started. So, I briefed him on all of that.

“We are happy, and he is there for us as a father, but we are not going to sleep believing the father will do it for us because he is not going to come to Edo to vote,” Oshiomhole said.

The former APC National chairman also said the party will have to do the “voting” and “mobilisation” to capture the “campaign message that captures the imagination and Edo people can relate to.”

In 2023, President Bola Ahmed Bola Tinubu who was then the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), came hard on Governor Godwin Obaseki over his comments that Nigeria would break if the APC wins the 2023 presidential elections.

President Tinubu with APC Edo Tuber candidate, Senator Monday Okpebholo, running mate, Hon. Dennis Idahosa, Senator Oshiomhole, Edo State APC Chairman, Emperor Tenebe and Niger Delta Minister Momoh in Aso Rock Villa

Obaseki made the controversial statement when he inaugurated the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential Campaign Council for Mr. Atiku Abubakar in Benin City. Obaseki told his audience that, the country would break in the event that Tinubu wins the presidential election.

However, Tinubu went ahead to win the election and has since put the country on the part of economic growth and prosperity.

Responding to Obaseki’s flippant remark, Tinubu said the Edo State governor had betrayed his oath of office by wishing for the break up of Nigeria because of his “brand of crass partisanship.”

Tinubu added that he wasn’t in any way surprised about Obaseki’s outburst about Nigeria’s breaking.

“He is, by nature, a divisive, obnoxious and toxic human being that lacks introspection and contemplation expected of a person occupying the office of a governor. He is obviously a man bereft of any iota of emotional intelligence and perhaps a misfit for the role he currently occupies.

“At his ill-fated event in Benin yesterday, Obaseki also repeated the earlier false claim he made in April 2021 on Nigeria’s debt and his accusation that CBN was printing money to share directly to state governments, as if state finance commissioners hauled the billions of naira that is due to them by cash from Abuja every month.

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“Only a disconnected and diseased mind could imagine this scenario that Obaseki concocted. The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed and CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele debunked his lies in a manner that portrayed him as a nitwit, cheap liar and busybody who was just playing to the gallery. What a pity for a man who claimed to have financial background.

“For a man who swore an oath of allegiance to the sovereignty and unity of Nigeria to be a purveyor of ill-will towards the same country because of partisan politics smirks of total irresponsibility and recklessness unbecoming of a governor who has a constitutionally sanctioned duty to preserve the unity and indivisibility of Nigeria.

“We advise Obaseki to stop his scaremongering and concentrate on how to save his faltering, failing, disconnected and unpopular Government in Edo State. He should stop abusing his office and stooping so low into the dirty gutter of bitter politicking and crisis-baiting.”

President Tinubu reminded Nigerians that, “…after more than 5 years in office, Obaseki does not have any landmark achievement in Edo State other than paying those on whose shoulder he rose to political relevance in Nigeria with evil. One of his mentors, the energetic Governor Nyesom Wike has expressed the deepest regrets in ever helping Obaseki to retain power in Edo State.”

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