– An indication of presidency, Obaseki’s cuddle
The embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was dealt a huge blow on Thursday as top ministers, chieftains of All Progressives Congress (APC), South South region rallied round his political rival, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.
Authoritative reports reaching TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) has it that the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo SAN are among the top executives of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet attending a meeting summoned by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to oust the embattled chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
TNG reports that the meeting is just commencing at the Edo State Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro, Abuja.
Among the Prominent APC leaders present include, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, former Edo State governor Prof Oserheimen Osunbor, immediate past Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Safety Administration Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo SAN and Senator Ndoma Egba have all arrived at the Edo State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro venue of a meeting called by governor Obaseki.
Others were former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani, Chairman of Edo State chapter of the party, Anselm Ojezua, Senator Domingo Obende, Senator James Akpan Udo-Edehe, and several others.
Recall that the national vice-chairman, south-south, Prince Hilliard Eta, who is a loyalist of Oshiomhole had earlier directed leaders from the zone not to attend the meeting called by the Edo state governor.
The APC leader (Eta) said the meeting was illegal because the governor lacked the power to initiate it.
From the new development, there are insinuation in some quarters that the presence of the aforesaid APC bigwigs in South-South stresses that the Obaseki-led factin of APC enjoys a better relationship with the Presidency – a feat fortelling the perile Oshiomhole faces in the party today.
Today, some supporters of the party removed billboards, banners and posters bearing images of the embattled National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, at the National secretariat in Abuja.
The billboards and banners disappeared overnight from walls and strategic points around and inside the secretariat.
There was also indication that Oshiomhole and some of his loyalists will not be present at next Tuesday’s National Executive Council meeting of the party.
Only a billboard bearing the image of President Muhammadu Buhari was left standing at the national secretariat of the party as at the time of this report.