Imo, Kebbi govs in verbal spat over Oshiomhole


Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma and his Kebbi State counterpart, Atiku Bagudu, reportedly got into a verbal spat over embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

APC has been factionalised over Oshiomhole’s reign with one camp rooting for his continued stay in office while the other wants him out by all means.

In the latter’s camp with some others is Bagudu, who is the Chairman of Progressives Governors’ Forum, an umbrella body of governors on platform of the APC while Uzodinma also has with him the likes of Lagos, Ogun, Borno and Kwara governors insisting on the ex-Edo governor directing the party’s affairs.

According to, the warring camps came to fight on Monday in Abuja at a meeting of APC governors with Uzodinma describing a position Bagudu was said to have taken as ‘fraudulent’.

“Trouble started when the Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, wanted to present a communique he had prepared.

“When he said something suggesting that to the effect that the governors had agreed to ease Oshiomhole out, the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, got up and accused him of being fraudulent. Zulum joined and tempers flared,” the paper was told by a source it said was privy to what transpired at the meeting.

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