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Edo Guber: Oshiomhole preparing ground for APC to lose again, says Fayemi

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Former Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, has accused the Senator representing Edo North, Adams Oshiomhole, of preparing grounds for the All Progressives Congress, APC, to lose the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State.

He accused Mr Oshiomhole of playing a “disruptive” role during the primary election, which was cancelled by the national leadership of the party.

In a statement signed by his media aide, Ahmad Sajoh, the former governor alleged that Mr Oshiomhole was instrumental in ousting Governor Godwin Obaseki during the buildup to the 2020 gubernatorial poll in the state.

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He, however, commended the party hierarchy for cancelling the election primaries which produced the preferred candidate of the former Edo State Governor, Dennis Idahosa.

“Earlier, Oshiomhole had attempted to eliminate some aspirants from contesting the primaries but failed.

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“This is reminiscent of his high-handedness as national chairman when he manipulatively schemed Governor Godwin Obaseki out of the electoral process. That action led to the unfortunate loss of Edo State by the APC.

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“It would appear the ground was being prepared by Oshiomhole yet again for the APC to lose the coming election in Edo State because of his unconscionable behaviour.

“However, the party has demonstrated independence and impartiality in cancelling and reordering the primaries.

“We hope the fresh primaries will now take place in an atmosphere deemed free and fair by all, for the sake of our great party.

“Oshiomhole may decide to support any of the aspirants if he chooses not to be neutral, but the process must be open, free, and transparent, following the rules.

“My interest is the APC, and the party must put its best foot forward in the forthcoming elections.”