Obaseki names Lalung, Sanwo-Olu and Senator Uzamere to reconcile Edo lawmakers



Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has named the Chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong; Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and former Senator Ehigie Uzamere, to reconcile members-elect in the Edo State House of Assembly.

A statement by Crusoe Osagie, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy
said the constitution of the reconciliation committee is part of moves to restore harmony and peace in the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the state at large.

Obaseki, who said he is committed to peace noted that a united front would make the party stronger, more cohesive and help to foster more development in the state.

He added that the committee, which commences work with immediate effect, would reach out to all parties in the dispute and ensure that all grey areas are addressed to make for peaceful resolution of the matter.


The state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Paul Ohonbamu, has resigned. The commissioner is yet to state the reason for his resignation.

In his resignation letter, he said “I hereby tender my letter of resignation as a commissioner in Edo State to His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki this 4th day of June 2020.

“Without setting a precedent, I have decided to step aside as a cabinet member and. Operate outside‎ it for the general good of Edo State and pursuit of happiness for the citizens.

“I remain eternally grateful to His Excellency, the Governor for indulging him in his purposeful and sophisticated administration.

“I greet you sir and the ever-loyal members of the state executive council. I am particularly delighted that His Excellency’s second term bid is firm and surefooted.

“Whether we shall meet again I know not, therefore our everlasting farewell take. If we do meet why we shall smile, if not it is true this parting was well made.”

Our source gathered that Ohonbamu may have resigned for allegedly being sidelined by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie.