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Edo 2024: Oshiomhole not imposing Tinubu’s preferred candidate, says APC

Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole


The Assistant Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, in Edo State, Victor Osehobo, has dismissed reports that the lawmaker representing Edo North at the Senate, Senator Adams Oshiomhole was imposing the preferred governorship aspirant of President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima ahead of the February 17 party’s primary election.


While speaking in Benin, the Edo State capital on Thursday, Osehobo said the reports were aimed at creating chaos ahead of the primary elections in the state.


According to the APC Chieftain, the reports of imposition by Oshiomhole were baseless, stressing that the lawmaker was a lover of due process.


He said: “The many paid articles in mushroom publications about Edo APC reveal a laughable lack of understanding of the transparent process through which a candidate emerges.


“Allegations of Sen. Oshiomhole endorsing and imposing a preferred governorship aspirant are baseless, considering the direct primary process yet to take place.


“Accusing Sen. Oshiomhole of urging the spread of endorsements from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice-President Kashim Shettima and the National Chairman of APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, is a desperate attempt to create chaos.


“With the primary screening starting today (yesterday), the timing of these allegations raises suspicion.


“The absurdity of claiming secret meetings with former commissioners, Kassim Afegbua and Mika Amanokha, orchestrated by Oshiomhole, is beyond belief.


“Where and when did this alleged gathering occur? The accessibility of Afegbua and Amanokha raises questions about why they were not directly approached for clarification.”

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