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Edo 2024: APC deputy guber candidate reportedly assumes control of party’s campaigns

The All Progressives Congress (APC) deputy governorship candidate, Hon Dennis Idahosa has reportedly assumed leadership of campaign activities ahead of the Edo governorship election. 

According to reports, Idahosa is taking charge after the absence of the embattled gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Monday Okpebholo, who is reportedly facing scrutiny from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The development comes after Sahara Reporters broke the news of a video in which Sen. Okpebholo was seen “spraying” Naira notes at a late-night party. 

Following a petition submitted by the Network of Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria to the EFCC, and a directive from President Tinubu for the EFCC Chairman to carry out his duties without fear or favour, there are reports that Sen. Okpebholo, has decided to attend to “urgent campaign matters” abroad.

In addition to diaspora meetings scheduled for him this weekend, his team has not provided a date for his return to Nigeria.

The EFCC has recently cracked down on the abuse of the Naira, arresting popular celebrities Idris Okuneye, a.k.a. Bobrisky, and Pascal Okechukwu, a.k.a. Cubana Chief Priest. Sen. Okpebholo is the first high-profile politician they are investigating for the abuse of the Naira.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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