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A former National Chairman of the All Progressives , APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that his party will respond accordingly if the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, decides to turn the September 19 governorship into violence.

The former said the APC would not fold its arms and watch the of the state, Godwin Obaseki and the PDP violently steal the peoples’ mandate.

Appearing on Arise Television on Monday, Oshiomhole averred: ‘’We will meet violence with violence.’’

Oshiomhole was reacting to the governor’s alleged threat to deal with APC members and supporters in the guise of dealing with trouble makers.

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Recall that Governor Obaseki had earlier warned of stiff penalties against perpetrators of violence in the State.

Reacting to Obaseki’s threat, Oshiomhole said: ‘’if they want violence, we will give them violence.’’

Oshiomhole further explained that, among other things, he turned against his successor because the governor has not met the expectations of Edo people and regretted that he worked with Obaseki in 2016 without asking for his certificate.

Oshiomhole had earlier declared that Obaseki does not pose any threat to the APC candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu in the forthcoming governorship election.

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Addressing the party faithful on Sunday, Oshiomhole said that Obaseki is not even eligible to contest for the election.

Oshiomhole said that it was a known fact that Ize-Iyamu, the APC candidate, finished from law , adding that his former classmates have testified to that.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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I remain APC leader in Ekiti – Fayemi

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Ekiti State , Kayode Fayemi , has faulted his purported suspension as a member of the All Progressives in the state .
This was contained in a statement titled ‘Governor Fayemi ’s purported suspension : A joke taken too far” on Friday .
In the statement , Fayemi ’ s Chief Press Secretary , Yinka Oyebode, said those behind the governor ’s suspension belonged to an “ unknown group” .
He said, “ The All Progressives Congress as a party is governed by laws . Members of the group cannot hide under their recent suspension to announce a dubious suspension they lack the locus to handle .
“ While one would have dismissed their claims as another failed attempt to polarise the party in the state , it is also important to put it on record that the action of the group smacks of criminal impersonation as none of those who signed the purported suspension letter were executive members of the party at ward, local government or state level .Well -meaning members of the public as well as members of the APC are urged to disregard the news of the purported suspension as it only exists in the imagination of members of the group .
“ Fayemi remains the indisputable leader of the APC in the state. ”
The PUNCH had reported that a faction of APC in Ekiti led by Senator Anthony Adeniyi on Wednesday announced the suspension of the governor from the party for alleged anti -party activities .
The faction also described as illegal the Paul Omotoso – led state executives of the party.
Those who signed the communique announcing Fayemi ’s suspension are Senator Adeniyi ; Senator Babafemi Ojudu ; Senator Dayo Adeyeye ; Bimbo Daramola, Robinson Ajiboye ; Oye Ojo , Ekiti; Adewale Omirin ; and Femi Adeleye .

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Edo election: I’ve realized my mistakes, please return to APC – Ize-Iyamu begs Obaseki

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Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives , APC, in the last governorship , in Edo State, has appealed to the winner of the , Godwin Obaseki to return to the APC.

Ize-Iyamu said this in a television broadcast on Wednesday night.

“We are going to talk to everybody. We are going to bring everybody back. I want to salute my brother, the governor. I would like to appeal to him to return to the party. In every family, we have a disagreement,” he said.

The APC candidate said he does not want the governor, whom he described as his senior brother, to make the same mistake he, (Ize-Iyamu) made.

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“I made that mistake before and I have come to realise that it was a grievous error and I will not want him as a senior brother to make the same mistake.

“I will like to appeal to him to set aside his anger and come back. In APC, he is recognised as a leader and it would be difficult for him to be recognised as a leader in the new party he is going to.

“Certainly, we are ready to with him and all well-meaning Edo people. We believe it is time to bring peace back to Edo State,” he added.

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Obaseki defeated Ize-Iyamu in the Saturday governorship election, according to the result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The Governor dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, after he was disqualified from contesting the primaries over alleged certificate issues.

He decamped to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, where he was received and given the ticket to run in the governorship election.

Ize-Iyamu was the standard bearer of the APC and was backed by the former National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.

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