Why Oyegun, others shunned Edo APC Governorship rally

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Oyegun was conspicuously missing at the venue of the formal launch of the  campaign for the September 19th 2020 governorship election in Edo State.

The event took place at the sports complex of the University of Benin.

Also a former governor of the state, Professor Oserheimen Osunbor shunned the campaign rally.

The duo were not present because they had publicly pledged their support for Governor Godwin Obaseki before he left the party.

However, their absence did not take shine of the event that was attended by state Governors 

Among the dignitaries at the well attended event included the deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, the governors of Kano, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kaduna, Niger, Ogun, Osun, Ondo and Imo states. While those of Kogi and Lagos sent their deputies.

Others included Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaeachi, Minister of State for Budget and Economic Planning, Prince Clem Agba and his counterpart in the Steel Ministry, Uche Oga.

The former National chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, his deputy when he was governor of the state, Dr Pius Odubu who was a governorship aspirant of the party, two other former aspirants, Egr Chris Ogienmwonyi and Major General Charles Airhaivbere (rtd), former deputy governor, Lucky Imasuen and several chieftains of the party across the state graced the event.