Gov. Godwin Obaseki (l), and APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
By Ogie Osarobo

There are indications at the weekend that a committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari aimed at reconciling the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and his estranged successor,  Godwin Obaseki may have hit the rocks.

A source told our correspondent that the committee, headed by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and having as Secretary, Mr Boss Mustapha the Secretary to the Government of the Federation was snubbed by the APC National Chairman, Oshiomhole. 

According to the source, Oshiomhole hinged his refusal to honour the invitation extended to him on an existing court case back at his Edo State home base regarding his purported suspension from the party in his state by the 18 Chairmen of the party on November 12th, 2019.

"I can inform you that the APC national chairman declined the invitation extended to him by a committee set up by Mr President to reconcile him and Governor Obaseki.

"He cited the existing court case on his suspension from the party in Edo state as reason. He wants the case withdrawn first before any meaningful reconciliation can be achieved.," the source disclosed.

It would be recalled that a similar move made by the Ataru of Auchi and other prominent Etsakor personalities to broker truce between and the governor struck a dead-end when the APC National Chairman failed to show up at the annual Auchi Day celebrations to which they were both invited.

President Buhari, it was learnt,  has become quite uncomfortable with the lingering crisis in Edo State. He's said to have been frantically seeking ways to get the issues resolved as the clock of the 2020 governorship election in the state ticks louder.

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