No going back on crusade against godfathers in Edo, Obaseki vows

Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration would not renege on its crusade against godfathers in the state, adding that he would be following the steps of his predecessor, Adams Oshiomole in doing that.

He made this statement through his deputy, Philip Shaibu in Benin city when the House of Representatives ad hoc committee set up to look into the Edo Assembly crisis visited the state.

This is coming on the heels of the the crisis rocking the state’s legislature, after some lawmakers eleft had failed to submit relevant document to the clerk of the house, and present themselves for inauguration.

Obaskei alleged that the crisis rocking the state House of Assembly was the handiwork of somebody who wanted to use the lawmakers to control him.

He however insisted that there was no going back on the crusade against godfathers adding that some demands of the lawmakers-elect could only be resolved if they were sworn-in.

In his words, “What we have here is somebody trying to use the House to control the executive.

We feel that we have fought godfather. Oshiomhole led us to a strong fight to rescue the state from the hands of godfathers in 2006.

”We have joined the crusade Oshiomhole started in 2007. We will not go back on the crusade because it is helping Edo people. We can now galvanise the people because they can see roads, they can see schools and infrastructure.

This is because the money that used to go the godfathers now go to the people.

”Oshiomhole has taught us to follow the path of the people. He told us to do the needful and make sure we fight the godfathers and take the money back to the people. That is what he taught us and we will not depart from it,” he added

After meeting with necessary stakeholders on the crisis, Chairman of the Committee, Abdulrazak Namdas (APC Adamawa) said there was hope that the issues would be resolved.



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