• See Photos from the send-off ceremony in honour of Governor Adams Oshiomhole

    See Photos from the send-off ceremony in honour of Governor Adams Oshiomhole

    A send-off ceremony in honour of Executive Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was held yesterday. The event had in attendance, Minister of Transport, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, APC National Chairman, John Oyegun, state governors, party officials, among others.

    A send-off ceremony in honour of Executive Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was held yesterday. The event had in attendance, Minister of Transport, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, APC National Chairman, John Oyegun, state governors, party officials, among

  • My mission is accomplished, Edo election was my last battle – Oshiomhole

    My mission is accomplished, Edo election was my last battle – Oshiomhole

    Outgoing Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, says his mission has been accomplished with the victory of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in last week’s governorship election in the state.

    Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had on Thursday declared the APC governorship candidate, Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the keenly-contested governorship election in the state.

    Featuring on a Channels Television Programme, Sunday Politics, the incumbent governor said his life is synonymous with fighting battles, adding that […]

  • Buhari congratulates Obaseki, Oshiomhole

    Buhari congratulates Obaseki, Oshiomhole

    President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the government and people of Edo State on the successful conclusion of the governorship election and the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Godwin Obaseki.

    In a telephone call to Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Buhari commended the well-articulated campaign programme of the APC in the state, the doggedness of the governor, governor-elect and party members in going round the state to reach the people with records of good governance.

    In a statement by the […]

  • Edo: Obaseki leads, See the result so far

    Edo: Obaseki leads, See the result so far

    Collation of votes was still on this morning  – as of 1a.m. – in the Edo State governorship election.

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which said the state collation would begin today, was yet to announce the results, but from unofficial but credible sources at the local governments collation centres, The Nation learnt that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was leading. Its candidate is Godwin Obaseki.

    The party was said to be leading in four out of Edo North’s six local […]

  • Stop addressing Ize-Iyamu as Pastor, he’s a pathological liar – Oshiomhole

    Stop addressing Ize-Iyamu as Pastor, he’s a pathological liar – Oshiomhole

    The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has berated the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate in the ongoing governorship election in the state, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for claiming to be a pastor.

    Addressing reporters, the Governor described Ize-Iyamu, who is his former campaign director, as a “pathological liar”, who “lies effortlessly”.

    Oshiomhole stressed that the PDP flag bearer is not worthy of being addressed as a pastor for alleging that some All Progressives Congress, APC, governors, including Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and Nasir […]

  • How ex-Edo Governor, Igbinedion, Ize-Iyamu diverted N4bn loan to private account – Oshiomhole

    How ex-Edo Governor, Igbinedion, Ize-Iyamu diverted N4bn loan to private account – Oshiomhole

    The Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has revealed how a former Governor of the state, Lucky Igbinedion diverted N4 billion bank loan to a private account in Lagos.

    The outgoing governor made the revelation while responding to a statement credited to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, where he said that the report by the Debt Management Office showing that the state is one of those heavily indebted revealed that he ( Oshiomhole) lied  of not […]

  • Oshiomhole’s lies have been exposed, Edo state is heavily indebted – Pastor Ize-Iyamu

    Oshiomhole’s lies have been exposed, Edo state is heavily indebted – Pastor Ize-Iyamu

    The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the rescheduled governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, says the report by the Debt Management Office, has confirmed that the state governor, Adams Oshiomhole collected foreign loan despite claiming otherwise.

    This was as he insisted that the state was heavy indebted under the curret Oshiomhole’s government.

    Recall that DMO in its latest report had named Edo State among other states as one of the most indebted states in Nigeria.

    Iyamu, in a statement on Thursday dared the […]

  • “Igbinedion Collected N5bn For Okada Road Project” – Oshiomhole

    “Igbinedion Collected N5bn For Okada Road Project” – Oshiomhole

    Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday accused his predecessor, Chief Lucky Igbinedion, of collecting N5billion for the dualisation of the Okada road which was never executed.

    The governor said the new 8.5km Uhen-Olumoye road also in Ovia North East local government area of the state was a testimony to what a focus government can do.

    Oshiomhole, who spoke while inaugurating the Uhen-Olumoye road, said the All Progress Congress (APC) would continue to deliver people-oriented projects to the people of Edo State.

    He […]

  • PDP ‘imported’ 8, 000 militants for Edo polls —Oshiomhole

    PDP ‘imported’ 8, 000 militants for Edo polls —Oshiomhole

    Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State yesterday fired a broadside at his Delta and Rivers States counterparts for allegedly registering 8, 000 militants in  his state for the purpose of manipulating the September 28 governorship election.

    He observed that Governors Nyesom Wike (Rivers) and Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta) were neck deep in plans to “make peaceful election impossible” when the people of Edo go to the polls to elect their next governor in two weeks time.

    “Our opponent, unable to find local thugs […]

  • PDP known for election rigging — Oshiomhole

    PDP known for election rigging — Oshiomhole

    Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is accustomed to rigging and can’t boast of a transparent election in other states in the South-South geopolitical zone.

    He said Edo is the only state that has been able to dismantle the PDP rigging machine and will do so again on the rescheduled date for the state’s gubernatorial election.

    Speaking while receiving a team of European observers led by Ben Llewellyn-Jones, of the British High Commission, Abuja, at the […]

  • Edo Poll: PDP is dead, we will bury the party on Saturday – Oshiomhole

    Edo Poll: PDP is dead, we will bury the party on Saturday – Oshiomhole

    Outgoing Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is dead and the people of the state are prepared to bury the party during the governorship election on Saturday.

    Oshiomhole made the declaration while reacting to calls for the postponement of the Saturday’s election due to security concerns.

    Security operatives had yesterday called on the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, to postpone the election due to plans by insurgents to attack vulnerable state of which Edo State […]