APC Governors Move To Reconcile Obaseki, Oshiomhole Head Of Edo Governorship Election
With the Edo governorship election set for 2020, some governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have moved to reconcile Governor Godwin Obaseki and Adams Oshiomhole, the party chairman.
There has been rift between the Edo governor and his predecessor which has let many predict that it can affect the party in the coming governorship election.
YANS gathered that Governors Dapo Abiodun (Ogun) and Babagana Zulum (Borno) are spearheading the peace move so that the APC would come out victorious in the 2020 election.
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The defection of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship election Pastor Osagie Ize-iyamu is fueling talks that he may pick the ruling party’s ticket for the 2020 election.
A source claimed Ize-Iyamu has the support of some allies of Oshiomhole.
The source said:“Some allies of Oshiomhole have assured Ize-Iyamu of the ticket as a replacement for Obaseki.
“There are serious moves to end the crisis. Obaseki and Oshiomhole must be re-united. That is the only way to ensure peace in Edo. Many people, including some APC governors, have waded in. And it is not yet too late for the issue to be resolved.
“Following the series of meetings held in Abuja last week, I can categorically tell you that we have resolved to end the crises in the party and the one in Edo is very central to resolving many of the issues at hand. APC governors and other party leaders are in the forefront of the re-energised effort to end the rift.
“Those championing the new move are largely pro-Oshiomhole governors. They believe both Oshiomhole and Obaseki are crucial to the success of the party in the forthcoming governorship election in the state. They are also of the opinion that the issues between the two can be resolved in the interest of the party. More so, while they are strongly committed to ensuring that Oshiomhole remains in office as national chairman, they also see Obaseki as a brother governor who merely needs to be reconciled to his predecessor”.