Dangote, Lawan, others working on re-uniting Obaseki, Oshiomhole – APC chieftains
Factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state loyal to the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and Governor Godwin Obaseki, has confirmed that the Aliko Dangote-led reconciliation move was ongoing.
Recall that Dangote, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and the Presidency had last week moved to resolve the lingering feud between the duo.
The Africa’s richest man had led Lawan and Fayemi to the Abuja residence of Oshiomhole to propose a truce between the former governor and his successor.
The group were also said to have met with Obaseki at another location.
Speaking with newsmen on Monday, the Edo State APC Chairman, Anslem Ojezua, who is backing Obaseki, said, “The meeting is ongoing and I am aware of it, but not as reported. It started long before it was reported and the process is even ongoing. They have met before and are still meeting.”
On his part, a former Attorney General to Oshiomole, Henry Idahagbon, said he was aware of the meeting, adding that the former governor’s group was ready for peace.
“I am in Benin; it happened in Abuja and, am aware of it. I knew it before it was reported. We are not war mongers; we are prepared to abide by whatever they come out with. Hopefully, it will be resolved and we will be one again. This is not a fight to finish; will resolve,” he said.
The crisis took a new turn when the House of Representatives asked the governor to do another proclamation of the state House of Assembly, which didn’t go down well with Obaseki.
Reacting to the directive, Obaseki had said, “How can I as governor, conduct an election and someone will cancel it and he goes and throwing all set of people in there; and now wants to use the new people to remove me from office; and you want me to keep quiet?”