Immediate past governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday said President Muhammadu Buhari would win the 2019 presidential election under the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform. He also said campaigns for 2019 general elections would be interesting because his party, the APC, would reveal to Nigerians how the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) allegedly looted the nation´s treasury during its 16-year reign.
The disclosure emerged as Governor Godwin Obaseki denied frustrating the bail perfection of the state’s PDP chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih, a governorship candidate in the 2016 election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu; a former member of the House of Representatives, Tony Azegbemi and one Efe Anthony.
He said the PDP government plunged Nigerians into poverty which the APC government under President Muhammadu Buhari was making effort to address. While addressing leaders of the APC in Edo State, Oshiomhole predicted that despite the effort being made by the opposition to misinform Nigerians about the activities of the APC led government, the APC would win more states in the governorship election and more National Assembly members. He also declared that President Buhari would be re-elected due to his achievements.
The re-assurance from Oshiomhole emerged as leaders and elders of the opposition PDP yesterday raised the alarm over alleged plot by the ruling APC in the state to frustrate efforts by their key leaders held in prison custody to meet their bail conditions.
A Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, the state capital had on Thursday remanded four accused PDP and APC chieftains over alleged laundering of N700 million in a suit filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Strong indication emerged yesterday that the four PDP leaders and members out of the five accused persons may have spent the weekend in prison custody in the state for failure to meet their bail conditions.
The PDP leaders include the state’s chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih, a governorship candidate in the 2016 election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu; a former member of the House of Representatives, Tony Azegbemi and one Efe Anthony.
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