The Edo state government has alleged that the rift between the state governor, Godwin Obaseki and the national chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole started as soon as the former denied the latter the opportunity to become a ‘godfather’ in the state.
Crusoe Osagie, the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, made this known via a statement on Monday.
He said, “In 2016 when Oshiomhole nominated and supported Obaseki, his hidden motive was to use Governor Obaseki. who he thought would be a pawn in his game to defraud Edo people and enthrone himself as the ultimate godfather of Edo politics at the expense of the will and wishes of Edo people.
“However, Obaseki’s refusal to mortgage the interest of the majority of Edo people for the satisfaction of Oshiomhole and his handful of greedy followers is the cause of Oshiomhole’s bitterness which has led him to bury himself in pursuit of an innocent governor who is trying to do the right thing for his people,” Osagie said.