SWITZERLAND, JULY 25 – There seems to be an end in sight to the conflict between Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki and his godfather, National Chairman of the APC Adams Oshiomole as some key business and political figures are making strategic moves to reconcile them.
Today’s Echo gathers that those who have been trying to bring the two back to the drawing table include billionaire, Aliko Dangote, Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum Kayode Fayemi and National leader of the APC Bola Tinubu.
There are reports that the embattled Governor had reached out to Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the Ekiti state Governor, Fayemi and other governors, as well as top notches in the Presidency, to help reconcile him with his former boss.
A peace meeting was held on the 24 July, 2019 at the office of the APC National Chairman. With this move, the crises that have engulfed Edo state in the last couple of weeks would soon be laid to rest.
There are also reports that the duo met and shook hands in Abuja recently. The duo were reportedly joined by billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote, the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, and Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state.
Edo state became engulfed in political crisis when the State Assembly became divided and two different factions battled for control of the house. One faction belongs to governor Obaseki while the other faction is loyal to former governor and APC chairman, Adams Oshiomole. Former APC chairman, Odigie Oyegun has thrown his support behind the governor, warning Oshiomole to take his hands away from the politics of Edo State.
In a recent video, Obaseki had blamed the crisis in the state on some people who thought that they brought him to power and therefore, it is their right to administer the state.