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Obaseki, Oshiomole feud cripples APC governors, National Assembly leaders’ meeting

by on October 8, 2019
 

A meeting convened by governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with the leadership of the National Assembly to promote government’s policies that require legislative support was yesterday disrupted in Abuja.

But the meeting’s atmosphere changed when the lingering feud between Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole was mentioned.

Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, announced that the National Assembly had resolved to appeal the judgment of Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, restraining the National Assembly (NASS) from interfering in the affairs of Edo State House of Assembly.

Justice Kolawole Omotosho in a ruling had stated that National Assembly could not compel Governor Godwin Obaseki to issue another proclamation within the lifespan of an existing proclamation for the inauguration of Edo House of Assembly.

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However, Gbajabiamila said, “While addressing the issue of one party and one government, myself and the Senate President will want to draw our attention to the issue of the crisis in Bauchi and Edo states.

While we were able to successfully resolve the issue in Bauchi State, which is an opposition state, unfortunately, we are unable to resolve that of Edo State. I think this is what we have to look at and prioritise. We should consider how to constitutionally address the issue.

As Gbajabiamila made those comments, Obaseki’s countenance changed to that of worry and discomfort.

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