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EDO ASSEMBLY CRISIS: Obaseki accuses Oshiomhole of bias

EDO ASSEMBLY CRISIS: Obaseki accuses Oshiomhole of biase

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, of biase over the crisis rocking the state House of Assembly and the emergence of a Speaker.

Obaseki made the accusation on Saturday in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie.

He said Oshiomhole, who handed over to him as Edo State governor, needed to hear from all sides in the matter before taking a side on the matter.

“We read with utter astonishment a statement credited to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, with respect to Governor Godwin Obaseki’s alleged role in the inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly.

“Apart from the fact that he based his conclusion on a totally false and baseless premise, we believe that he could have shown that he didn’t have a vested interest by simply inquiring from his friend, the governor, directly, or any official of the State Working Committee of our party to what actually transpired.

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“Oshiomhole’s failure to satisfy the basic tenets of natural justice which makes fair hearing from all sides of a matter mandatory, has clearly exposed his bias in this issue”, he said.

It would be recalled that Oshiomhole had, at a press conference on the political developments in Edo and Bauchi state houses of assembly, said the cases in the two states were similar.

He said: “I am ashamed to talk about it, but there is nothing to hide. We have a similar situation in Edo, where in our case we have 24/24, all of them APC but somebody wants a particular person as a Speaker, 19 out of 24 are opposed to this person.”

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