SECOND ROUND!! Oshiomhole Renews Battle With Obaseki Over Lawmakers

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Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole on Monday resumed his political battle with Governor Godwin Obaseki over the non-inauguration of 14 APC House of Assembly members-elect.

Oshiomhole also accused Obaseki of marginalising Edo North Senatorial District by not siting a single project there.

The 14 APC members were elected more than two years ago, but their inauguration were stalled due to the battle between the former governor and Obaseki over the party’s governorship ticket for last year.

Obaseki, who was an APC chieftain, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when APC denied him a rerun ticket.

The remaining 10 members of the House of Assembly loyal to Obaseki sit in the Government House, Benin.

Oshiomhole, who addressed an enlarged meeting of APC leaders in Edo North at Iyamho, his country home, said it was unjustifiable that the 14 lawmakers-elect had not been inaugurated.

He also spoke on his tenure as APC chairman, saying he was thankful to God for the privilege to serve.

He said:

“The 14 members elected to the Edo House of Assembly on APC platform, till now, have not been inaugurated. But, they committed no sin.

“They are being denied their right to be sworn in to represent their constituents. God will deliver justice to them in His own way and at His own determined time.”

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