These are not the best of times for Governor Godwin Obaseki as the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) has insisted that the peace talk between the governor and Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) would not stop its resolve to stop the governor from getting a second term ticket.
President Muhammadu Buhari had last week, initiated talks between Governor Obaseki and Oshiomhole even though Obaseki said there was no rift between them while Oshiomhole has kept sealed lips.
Convener of EPM, Barr. Henry Idahagbon said that;
“Whatever peace initiated and concluded in Abuja will remain in Abuja. Edo peoples Movement will stick to its two cardinal objectives. First is to restructure the party by strengthening it, by returning the party to its old winning ways, an election-winning machine.”
“The second is to shop for a suitable replacement for Governor Godwin Obaseki in 2020. Those two motives are immutable we stand with them and whatever peace move they make good for them. We don’t have any problem with any peace move but the peace move will be without prejudice to the cardinal objectives of Edo Peoples Movement.”