Edo Politics: Oshiomhole breaks silence on feud with Governor Obaseki

September 8, 2019
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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, has said the rift between him and Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State was neither about money nor appointments.

Making this clarification on Saturday during an interview with Channels Television, Oshiomhole said the contention was all about issues relating to governance and carrying political players and leaders in the party along.

According to him, Obaseki has confirmed that he (Oshiomhole) nominated only one out of over 20 commissioners into his cabinet.

He said, “What we expected the government (Obaseki) to do is to give Edo people the benefit of continuity.

“Are these issues personal to me? We have no argument over money. We have no argument over appointments. In fact, in the meeting we held with four governors including Governor Bagudu (Kebbi), I asked the governor (Obaseki) how many persons did I nominate to your cabinet he confirmed it was only one.”

The APC National Chairman noted that Obaseki later removed the commissioner he nominated along with seven others but he didn’t take any offence because he was out of government.

Oshiomhole also denied not wanting to support Governor Obaseki to run for a second term, saying “I have nothing to gain in doing so.”

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