The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has sent a high powered delegation to resolve the crisis rocking the Edo State chapter of the party.
Naija News reports that the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole and Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State have been at loggerheads.
Recall that thugs attacked the convoy of Governor Obaseki, Deputy Governor Philip Shuaibu and the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu at Iyamoh the country home of Oshiomole.
The Pro-Chancellor of Edo University, Iyahmo, Prof. T.O.K Audu was also in the convoy.
It was gathered that the youths carried out the attack in retaliation to an alleged attack on Oshiomhole’s Benin City home.
The youths attacked the convoy after sighting the man alleged to have led the attack on Oshiomole home, Andrew Momodu.
Obaseki, Oba Akiolu, Audu and other guests had attended the maiden convocation ceremony of the Edo University, Iyahmo, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.
It was gathered that the Oba of Lagos alongside Obaseki were on their way to honour a lunch invitation at Oshiomhole’s house when the youths descended on their convoy.
Following the attack, the state chapter of the APC announced the suspension of Oshiomhole from the party.
In a counter-attack, the group in the state chapter loyal to the former Edo Governor, the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) also suspended Obaseki and his deputy.
On Wednesday, the national leadership of the APC announced that the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje will head the party’s five-member fact-finding committee to the state.
Other members of the committee are: Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari; former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi; former governor of Borno State and serving senator, Kashim Shettima and Honourable Ahmed Wadada (Secretary).
The Committee is expected to meet with all disputing interests and present its findings to the party, APC spokesman, Lanre Issa Onilu, said in a statement.
It recalled that “that the party took a decision earlier in the week to constitute a committee of prominent party leaders on the lingering crisis in our party in Edo State.
“This marks another step in our party’s effort to find a lasting solution to the crisis and ensure our party comes out of it even stronger.”