Suspended All Progressives Congress, APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole while pointing the accusation finger at Governor Godwin Obaseki, he forgot that the other four of his fingers were pointing at him.
Barely three hours after Obaseki threw in the towel, the gavel at Appeal Court shoved aside Oshiomhole as chairman.
The Rotimi Amaechi group within the APC had quickly put on their thinking caps and politely used the appropriate organ to place him.
All these fresh developments are indications that the battle for 2023 has begun and Edo and Ondo states are the guinea pigs for experimentation.
Immediately Obaseki resigned from APC, 18 local government chairmen and 14 lawmakers signalled their intentions to leave the party.
It was alleged in some quarters that the suspended APC chairman made frantic efforts to reach some PDP chieftains to deny Obaseki a ticket but it failed.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP where it’s alleged Obaseki is hoping to lace his boots against whoever emerges in APC went into an emergency session on how to reap from APC’s indiscretion.
During the meeting it was reliably gathered that the second phase will be held in Portharcourt, the Rivers State Capital for the path to follow.
Same Tuesday, the governor of Ondo State visited Buhari to show him his nomination form.
These were clear signs that the battle for 2023 had begun and the strong man of Lagos politics, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu is not finding the unfolding drama funny at all.
Ondo is not looking good as the incumbent Governor is not his man but looks good to grab the APC ticket.
Edo is gone for good as the annointed aspirants, Pius Odubu and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu may not be able to face the fireworks of Obaseki with a tacit support of APC governors to further rubbish the Asiwaju and the comrade.
The battle has just begun as whoever carries the day in both Edo and Ondo states is well positioned for 2023.
Edo and Ondo suffered similar fate in 2008 when PDP felt too large and traded both states to the opposition.
The APC man not be willing to trade both states that are neighbours but internal wranglings is definitely going to be its albatross.