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Barely two weeks to the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the leadership of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the State has vowed to stand against what it described as an intended time bomb and seeds of calamity being sowed by certain elements at the national level of the party, which if unchecked it said is capable of derailing the country’s democracy as well as breed insecurity in Edo State.
The verbal war between the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State ahead of the September 19, governorship election continued, yesterday, as the APC accused the PDP and its governorship candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki of engaging the services of a former senior staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mr. Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, to rig the election.
Edo Government says the ongoing Modular Refinery project at Ologbo in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state, will on completion, drive the state’s industrial revolution quest.
Governor Ikpeazu, while Inaugurating the committee in Umuahia, said shoe factory was established to put Abia in the mainstream of a competitive global shoe market and to consolidate the position of Aba in particular and Abia State in general as a global hub for shoe manufacturing and other leather products.
Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state have vowed to replace the incumbent governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, during the primary election of the party, saying no amount of blackmail and intimidation would cow them into submission.
The Supreme Court, on Friday, quashed the judgement that convicted and sentenced the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu, to 12 years imprisonment.
The Edo State Government has said that the state’s former governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has continued to violate directives to halt the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and cause crisis in the state by organizing political gatherings through the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM).
A suspected armed robbery and kidnap gang, who specialised in raping female victims and kidnapping of rich lawyers as well reverend fathers who keep church money in Enugu, Imo and Abia states, has been smashed by the operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
Hon. Omo Osagie, former Oredo Local Government Chairman, on Tuesday said that governors would perform in Edo State because of the good foundation laid by former governor of the State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The face-off between Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, got messier on Saturday, as yet to be identified thugs set ablaze the venue to be used for a political rally in Auchi, Estako West local government area.
Ahead of the governorship election in Edo state later this year, the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday inaugurated a mobilisation committee for the membership drive.
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured that his government will continue to deliver on the mandate of building a total society that caters to the collective needs for the greatest number of people in the state.
The Fair holds at the Trade Fair Permanent Site, Aerodrome Close, Off Goodwill Street, Off Ekehuan Road, Benin City, and would attract local and international businesses to stimulate commerce as well as local, bilateral and multilateral business collaborations in the state.
Tension rose in Benin on Saturday morning as a BMW sedan 5 series car overrun and killed four sisters at Uselu along Lagos-Benin road, Benin city.
Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Chief Taiwo Akerele, has picked holes in comments by some supporters of Governor Adams Oshiomhole that the Governor did not continue with projects and policies of his predecessor.
Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Edo State governor, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, describing the verdict of the tribunal as well-deserved.
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