The ongoing war between the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and his successor in Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki exacerbated, weekend, with the governor, who traveled abroad, warning in the United Kingdom that he would not allow those who think they own the state to intimidate him.
He spoke just as the party leadership in Uhunmwode Local Government Area, his home-base, drew the first blood by suspending the spokesperson for lawmakers-elect against Obaseki’s alleged intrusion in the emergence of Speaker, Hon Washington Osifo.
Oshiomhole, who had not been in the state for a while, flew into Benin City, yesterday, for a burial ceremony in his senatorial district today (Sunday). It was learned that as soon as the former governor entered Benin City, some of his key loyalists gathered to meet and brief him on the happenings in the state.
While Oshiomhole was meeting with some party leaders, Obaseki camp raised the alarm, that Edo Peoples Movement, EPM, a group purportedly loyal to Oshiomhole, led by a former Commissioner in the state, Barrister Henry Idahagabon, held a clandestine meeting where it resolved to cause mayhem as from July 1.
Idaghagbon, a former Attorney General of the state denied the allegation when contacted by Sunday Vanguard, while Hon Osifo also rebuffed his supposed suspension by Uhunmwode APC leaders.