The political fight between the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki is getting hotter.
Mr Obaseki, Wednesday, sacked eight commissioners from the state executive council.
The sacked commissioners are loyalists of Mr Oshiomhole.
They are Joseph Ugheoke, the commissioner for energy and water resources; Magdalene Ohenhen, women affairs and social development; and Osahon Amiolemen, infrastructure.
Others are David Osifo, the commissioner for health; Mika Amanokha, youth and special duties; Mariam Abubakar, budget; Emmanuel Usoh, wealth creation, cooperatives and employment; and Christopher Adesotu, science and technology.
Governor Obaseki has since nominated replacements for the sacked commissioners.
a former governor of Edo, helped Mr Obaseki to succeed him as the state governor in 2016, against all the odds.
Mr Obaseki is likely going to seek re-election next year, but it appears he does not enjoy the backing of Mr Oshiom