On Monday afternoon, Governors under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have stormed the party’s National Secretariat to hold talks with the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee to broker truce between Oshiomhole and his political godson and Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki.
Governors who already at the National Executive Committee meeting hall are governors of Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu; Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu; Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Plateau, Simon Lalong; Kano, Umar Ganduje; Kwara, Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq and Gombe, Muhammed Inuwa.
Newsflash247 had earlier reported that the Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State had led Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and six other governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to a meeting with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over Obaseki second term ambition on Sunday, May 31.
Obaseki and Oshiomhole have been at loggerheads over the second term ambition of the governor leading to factionalisation of the APC in Edo.
While the faction loyal to Obaseki wants indirect governorship primary, the other faction loyal to Oshiomhole is for direct primary and announced by the National Working Committee of the APC.
As it were, Obaseki and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who recently returned to the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which he flew its governorship flag in 2016, have bought the APC nomination form.
Last week, seven governorship aspirants stepped down for Ize-Iyamu after an intense horse-trading midwife by Oshiomhole-led party stalwarts in Abuja.