Obaseki faces new pressure as ally in State Assembly testifies against him

Opposition against Obaseki’s reelection intensifies as yet another strong ally, a state Assembly member testifies against the governor and defects to APC.

The lawmaker representing Akoko-Edo II constituency, Hon Emmanuel Agbaje has pledged his support for the election of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the September 19th governorship election citing his inability to meet his political obligations to his constituents under the present administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki.

He is the second lawmaker out of the ten that have been sitting since the controversial inauguration of the house in July last year to publicly declare their support for Ize-Iyamu.

Addressing his supporters in Igarra over the weekend, Agbaje said the current system as being operated is strangulating them as lawmakers.

He said: “The only time I can remember that I was a true house of assembly member was the first one year and five months and that was when Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was governor.

He said that Obaseki has been a liability and under no condition would any lawmaker achieve anything in his constituency under Obaseki as governor.

Jude Ogbonna

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