Edo APC Crisis: Oshiomhole’s protégé, Shuaibu gives condition for peace


The Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shuaibu has asked the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to apologize for his misdeeds in the state chapter of the party for peace to reign.

Shuaibu spoke in Abuja at a meeting of the Progressives Governors’ Forum where he represented Governor Godwin Obaseki.

The deputy governor said before Oshiomhole can be recognized as a political leaders in the state and his political father, he (Oshiomhole) must pass a vote of confidence on the governor and support his reelection bid.

According to him, “The only condition for the two of us to be on the same page politically is for him (Oshiomhole) to come back to Edo State as a father and say, what has happened is in the past; I believe now Governor Obaseki has taken governance to the next level and for all of us to come back together and vote him for the second term. When he (Oshiomhole) does that, I will now be on the same page with him politically.”

Shuaibu had submitted a petition to the Inspector General of Police and Department of State Security calling for the arrest of the APC National Chairman over the incessant disregard for the rule of law and flouting of the ban placed on campaign.

Buttressing the ban, Shuaibu said no rally could hold in the state without the governor’s permission stating that “You heard from Comrade Oshiomhole that the governor permitted other parties to hold rally but refused him.

“(An) APC rally can only hold in Edo State with the approval of the governor, who is the leader of the party in the state. The question is, will Oshiomhole go to Kano, Katsina or Imo or any APC state without the approval of the governors?”