The crisis between Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has deepened.
The alleged latest move from the Oshiomhole camp is the plot to impeach Obaseki.
Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), reportedly told some of his loyalists “it is now or never” in the attempt to remove Obaseki from office.
The move, the governor’s camp, believes may have influenced the setting up of the 13-man ad-hoc committee by the Femi Gbajabiamila-led House of Representatives, headed by AbdulrazakNamdas (APC-Adamawa).
Oshiomhole’s camp is using a multi-pronged approach to actualise the project.
His camp believes if the governor stays in office till next year when Edo governorship election holds, “it will be difficult to deny him APC ticket, whether direct or indirect primary is used to pick the candidate”.
The camp is said to working on using the National Assembly, some of his loyalists in the Edo House of Assembly, security agents and anti-graft agencies.
So far, the anti-graft agencies – the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) and the Special Fraud
Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) – have gone through the financial records of the state government “and they are yet to find anything indicting”.
From the home front, the 12 state lawmakers loyal to Oshiomhole have moved to Abuja, citing security reasons.
It is believed they are in the nation’s capital to perfect the impeachment plot.
“The lawmakers are heavily guarded in Abuja,”