Efforts by the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole, to appease the Onojie of Uromi, HRH Anselm Okojie, Aidenojie II, and woo Esan voters to support Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the APC in the September 19, 2020 election, have been rebuffed.
However, it was learnt that Oshiomhole has been asked by the royal father to come back after the gubernatorial election if he is committed to genuine reconciliation.
Sources familiar with the development said Oshiomhole’s overtures were informed by the growing number of Esan people opposed to Ize-Iyamu’s candidature, more so, with Oshiomhole leading his campaign train, and eating words he spit four years ago.
Commenting on the planned reconciliation, convener of Esan Agenda, Akhere Obozele, said “Oshiomhole is insincere and only wants to use the so-called reconciliation to beg for Esan votes.”
He added: “So Oshiomhole has just realised that what he did to our Onojie four years ago was wrong, with less than two months to the gubernatorial election.