BREAKING: Tension in Edo As Obaseki’s Ally, PDP’s Ex-BoT Member, Rejoins APC, Details Emerge

An emerging report claims that Charles Idahosa, a member of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state. As reported by The Nation on Monday, May 12, Idahosa, an ally of Governor Godwin Obaseki, resigned from the ruling party in Edo state, the PDP, on April 29....CONTINUE READING THE ARTICLE FROM THE SOURCE

Charles Idahosa spills facts as he dumps PDP in Edo

The former chieftain revealed that his greatest regret while in PDP was not allowing Obaseki to resign three times as Edo governor when he opened up to him (Idahosa) in his Benin residence that he was tired of governing the hitherto volatile state.

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As reported by Vanguard, Idahosa added that he encouraged Obaseki to continue as Edo governor while describing power as an intoxicant.

Idahosa, a former senior political adviser to a former Edo governor, Senator Adams Oshiomhole, spoke at his private residence in Benin while being issued APC’s membership card by the party’s chairman in Uhunmwonde local government area in Benin Kingdom, Osayemwenre Osawe.

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The colourful ceremony was witnessed by a former Edo deputy governor, Dr. Pius Odubu and many other chieftains of the party, whose teeming supporters were drumming, singing and dancing.

He urged members of the party (APC) to be united and keep their eyes on the ball.
Who is Charles Idahosa?

Idahosa, is a foundation member of APC, who joined Obaseki and others to defect from the party to the PDP on June 19, 2020, ahead of the September 19, 2020, governorship election.

The new APC chieftain has expressed optimism that the governorship candidate of APC in Edo, Senator Monday Okpebholo, would emerge victorious on September 21.
Edo assembly suspends 3 lawmakers

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In another development, reported earlier that the Edo state house of assembly, on Monday, April 8, impeached Philip Shaibu, Obaseki’s deputy.

Shaibu’s impeachment followed the adoption of the report of the seven-man investigative panel set up by the assembly to probe allegations of misconduct against him.

It is also a culmination of the political impasse between the deputy governor and his principal Godwin Obaseki.