Edo Guber: Oshiomhole's Rumoured Endorsement Of Obaseki Causes Disquiet In APC
BEVERLY HILLS, December 14, (THEWILL) – Ahead of the 2016 governorship election in Edo State, tension has erupted in the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, over Governor Adams Oshiomhole's rumoured endorsement of the Chairman of the Economic Team of Edo State Government, Mr Godwin Obaseki, as his successor.
The growing apprehension is not unconnected with the calibre of those vying for the party's ticket, which includes: the Deputy Governor of the state, Dr Pius Odubu, former governor of the state, Prof. Osarhiemen Osunbor, Oshiomhole's Works Commissioner and political son, Osarodion Ogie, former Minister of State, Works, Dr Chris Ogiemwonyi, Kenneth Imasuagbon (Rice man) and Gen. Charles Airhiavbere.
The entry of Obaseki, who is believed to also enjoy the backing of business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, into the governorship race came as a surprise to many due to the fact that he is seen as a technocrat and not a politician.
The disquiet became pronounced last week after some APC leaders in the state informed their followers that Obaseki was the governor's anointed candidate, urging them to support his aspiration.
Meanwhile, there is a purported plot to ensure that the emergence of the Edo Economic Team Chairman is frustrated at the primaries by other aspirants, who are planning to support one of them against Oshiomhole's choice aspirant.