The Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) has insisted that the peace talk between Governor Godwin Obaseki and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, would not stop its resolve to stop the governor from getting a second term ticket.
President Muhammadu Buhari last week initiated talks between Obaseki and Oshiomhole, though Obaseki said there was no rift between them. Oshiomhole has kept sealed lips.
The EPM said its two major objectives of re-positioning the APC in the state and getting a replacement for Obaseki is a task that must be accomplished.
The Convener, Henry Idahagbon, told reporters that whatever peace initiated and concluded in Abuja would remain in Abuja.
He said: “Edo Peoples Movement will stick to its two cardinal objectives – first is to restructure the party by strengthening it, by returning the party to its old winning ways – an election winning machine. The second is to shop for a suitable replacement for Governor Godwin Obaseki in 2020. These two motives are immutable; we stand by them and whatever peace move they make good for them. We don’t have any problem with any peace move, but the peace move will be without prejudice to the cardinal objectives of Edo Peoples Movement.”