KanyiDaily recalls that Oshiomhole had likened the personality of Governor Obaseki to “snake that entered our family home”.
Oshiomhole said he is glad that “God has taken out the snake”, noting that Obaseki who was bent on destroying the Edo State chapter of the APC, have been “smoked out”.
However, in a statement on Monday, the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie said Oshiomhole is disappointed because Governor Obaseki refused to be used in his quest to become a godfather in the state.
Osagie said the recent statement by Oshiomhole was just an expression of his frustration over his failure to achieve his goal to govern Edo State for a third term using Obaseki as a proxy.
“In 2016, when Oshiomhole nominated and supported Obaseki, his hidden motive was to use Governor Obaseki. He thought Obaseki 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. This 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.
KanyiDaily recalls that Governor Obaseki resigned his membership of the ruling APC after he was declared ineligible to contest at the party’s just concluded governorship primary, by the APC screening panel in Abuja.