Obaseki Supporters Meet To Demand Oshiomhole’s Resignation
A former acting Chief of Press Secretary to Godwin Obaseki said on Sunday that the governor has sponsored group demanding his former boss, Adams Oshiomhole’s resignation.
The meeting was said to be held at Constantial Hotel with Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Kabiru Adjoto.
Mayaki had earlier said Obaseki sent the deputy Governor Philip Shaibu and Osarodion Ogie to appeal and persuade Oshiomhole In London but were ignored.
The former CPS who is alleged to be angry at Obaseki for demoting him alleged that Governor Obaseki has instigated the sack of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by sponsoring a group of agitators headed by Adjoto.
According to Mayaki “The Obaseki-sponsored group met today, Sunday, at the Constantial Hotel in Benin City, and have finalized plans on how to execute this objective. They resolved to engage the media, demanding for immediate resignation of Adams Oshiomhole, citing the crisis within the state chapter of the party and some issues from the just concluded general elections as the basis for their claim.
“The outgoing Speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, Kabiru Adjoto, who has transformed himself into a full-blown sycophant of the Governor for selfish purposes which includes patronage and state funds to attempt to purchase favorable judgement in court, is one of the key members of the group billed to address the press today in Benin City.”
The declared war on the National Chairman of the party is said to be a continuation of Godwin Obaseki’s plan to purge the party of any form of dissenting voice. “He has already directed the suspension of party leaders such as General Airhiavbere, Barr. Henry Idahagbon, Hon. Samson Osagie, Rt. Hon. Thomas Okosun among others through the intimidation and bribery of local party officials. He also tried to force the resignation of the party secretary, Lawrence Okah, through threats of violence.
“It remains unclear who Godwin Obaseki intends to lead in the party if he expels everyone in this craze to clinch an undeserved second term by every means possible.” the former acting CPS said.
He added that “Godwin Obaseki has been taking on the National Chairman for months now through discreet and covert means. The Edo Government House press has been sponsoring articles and graphics, which were distributed online by their paid social media hirelings, slandering Adams Oshiomhole and accusing him of all forms of misdeeds. When the news of a request for the National Chairman to resign broke, jubilation was recorded at the Government House and a section of his PDP loyalists.
Why the Governor still tries to hide behind a finger in his attack on Chairman Oshiomhole is surprising, given that his plans are obvious to even the most naive political observer.
“However, like the proverbial fighter who ran out of contests and decided to take on his own personal god, Godwin Obaseki, the political neophyte, has only bitten more than he can chew and is setting himself up for a humiliating end an epic failure.
“His incompetent administration and vindictive politics have made him unappealing to both his own party and the opposition party; while the general public is tired of the apparent insecurity, maladministration and acts of corruption carried out with impunity.
“Godwin Obaseki seems to have forgotten that his electoral victory three years ago was premised chiefly on the works of Adams Oshiomhole and the belief that he would continue his mandate.”
The cold war between Godwin Obaseki and his former boss, Adams Oshiomhole is escalating as the 2020 governorship election approaches. Many fear that Oshiomhole may apply the popular Ambode treatment on his former political son.