– they both helped each other, he said
Former Political Adviser to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Mr. Charles Idahosa, has dismissed as wrong the notion that Governor Godwin Obaseki is being ungrateful to Oshiomhole for making him Edo Governor in 2016.
Idahosa said Oshiomhole first emerged Governor through the support of Obaseki and that the emergence of Obaseki was one good turn deserves another.
His statement is coming on the heels of the Political crisis rocking the state, as well as an alleged bust up between Obaskei and his predecessor.
Speaking to newsmen in Bénin City, Idahosa said it was Chief Oseni Elama that facilitated Oshiomhole’s meeting with Obaseki before he (Oshiomhole) became Governor of Edo State.
“I do know that they met before Oshiomhole became the governor and I have it on proper record that Chief Osene Elamah made the meeting possible. He took Oshiomhole to Obaseki while he was looking to the governorship.
Obaseki brought all the people to do a launching of what I will call the seed money, hundreds of millions of naira to pursue his governorship, coincidentally against me because I ran that ticket with him.
“So it hurts me when I hear Oshiomhole helped him. Who helped each other first? Captain Hosa Okunbo, Tunde Ayeni are the people that packaged these things together.
He Oshiomhole had no dime. After Obaseki raised this money for him, the Igbinedions, Osagie Ize-Iyamu all moved in to put in their money.
“So this story that he made Obaseki is not true. Obaseki made him and when he won Obaseki gave him a blueprint on how he will run Edo state he couldn’t understand the blueprint and he pleaded with him to come and be the chairman of his Economic Team so that he can run the state.
Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information and Orientation, also warned that the APC risked extinction in the state if Governor Obaseki is forced out of the party.
However reacting to this claim by Idahosa, a former Youth Leader of Edo APC and loyalists of Oshiomhole, Mr. Tony Kabaka, called for Idahosa’s resignation as a member of the APC for deceiving Governor Obaseki into waging unwarranted war against Oshiomhole and other leaders of the party.
Tony said Idahosa was one of those who created the problem in Edo APC because of the monetary gains.
“We recall when he sold the failed ethnic agenda against Oshiomhole to governor Obaseki who bought into it.
“No matter how they try to bend the truth, Oshiomhole remains the indisputable leader of the APC and we will resist any attempt by sycophant and political robbers like Idahosa to rubbish his name.”
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