Bisi Olaniyi, Benin
Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State Pius Odubu has described threats to the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole because the handiwork of detractors.
Odubu, throughout an interactive session with reporters, stated his dedication to Oshiomhole’s management remained unwavering regardless of conspiracy by some celebration members. According to him, Oshiomhole has proven he’s a frontrunner and a troublesome man.
He stated: “We all know that powerful occasions don’t final, however powerful individuals do. The variety of lives Comrade Oshiomhole has touched and the event he dropped at Edo State outweigh his shortcomings. God will give him victory over the those that he raised, however are actually plotting his downfall.
“I urge APC members and leaders across Nigeria to leverage on Comrade Oshiomhole’s skills to deepen the positive leadership he has provided for the party. My supporters across the 18 local government areas should keep faith with my desire to provide them robust and approachable leadership with a human face, in addition to rallying support for the party and our chairman, Comrade Oshiomhole.”
“There isn’t any godfather in Edo politics. Comrade Oshiomhole fought godfatherism to a standstill and he ensured that each vote counted, whereas the individuals additionally led. They are simply giving a canine a foul identify to hold it.
“On many occasions, we have challenged Governor Obaseki to name the overbearing tendencies or proclivity of Comrade Oshiomhole, and how he has tried to influence political activities. Comrade Oshiomhole said some time ago that he influenced the appointment of only one commissioner in Obaseki’s cabinet, while the commissioner had since been sacked. Is that the way of a godfather? They know there is no other way they can possibly fault Oshiomhole than to come up with the nebulous terminology that he is playing godfatherism.
“Obaseki’s problem in Edo State is not located at the doorstep of Comrade Oshiomhole. The governor is responsible for his own problem, because he has refused respect members and the party’s leadership in the scheme of things,” Odubu added.
He additionally admonished Obaseki to cease blaming Oshiomhole for his travails forward of the September 19 governorship election.