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Oshiomhole speaks on emergence of factional Edo Assembly

Adams Oshiomhole, the erstwhile national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has reacted to the latest political development in Edo State.

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Mr Oshiomhole, a former governor of the state, is the political rival of Godwin Obaseki, the state governor seeking re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He played a vital role in ensuring that the incumbent governor does not use the platform of his party to seek a second term in office. Mr Obaseki, on his part, defected to the PDP and secured the governorship ticket of the party.

On Thursday, the governor thwarted the plans of the APC to use of the Edo State House of Assembly to create a faction of the legislature. Despite the obstruction, the planned creation of the faction went on but at an undisclosed location in the state capital.

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Victor Edoror, emerged the factional speaker of the ESHA, after Frank Okiye, who heads the faction loyal to the governor was impeached.

Reacting to the development, Oshiomhole said a new dawn has began.

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“It’s a new beginning,” the former governor said in series of tweets, adding, “Calm down.”

Meanwhile, Okiye has reacted to his impeachment.

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