Oshiomole Should Not Be Blamed For Obaseki Woes. See Why
Following his rejection and disqualification from participating in the All Progressive Congress governorship primaries in Edo state, his Excellency Godwin Obaseki of Edo state have noted his intention not to appeal the disqualification.
While various rumors concerning Obaseki continues to fly around, the world continue to look at the various show of shame going on in the APC caucus of Edo state not really knowing who to blame for the turn of event in the state.
A lot of questions has been raised concerning the validity of the governor himself.
It got to a point where his university certificate had to be questioned until that was later resolved after the University of Ibadan from where he graduated from verified his qualifications.
For a long time now, one cannot but wonder how things came to be what it is in Edo state especially under the platform of APC.
It will be recalled that some few years back Oshiomole himself stood by Obaseki’s side to give him the needed support that saw to him becoming the governor of Edo state.
How then did the good relationship and friendship between the two stalwart came to an end? What necessitated bad blood and who are we to blame for the mass outcry of enmity currently going on?
How did the same Godwin Obaseki whom Adams Oshiomole himself vouch for in 2016 became the same person that is now being disqualified from taking part in the 2020 Edo governorship primaries.
The problem started right from time when Adams Oshiomole nominated Obaseki as his successor in 2016 despite the various backlash and rejection from different stronghold of the party.
While a lot of political stalwart like Pius Odubu, Osarodion Ogie and others vied for the governorship primaries, Oshiomole’s support saw to Obaseki winning the primaries and subsequently the election.
Obaseki woes as a governor started when he started having issues with APC political leaders in the state. He arrested the youth leader and had a faceoff with Chief Inegbeneki before Oshiomole had to come in to resolve the issue.
Not only that, he also banned political leaders from entering government house and prevented major players of the party from participating in party. Unlike Oshiomole, Obaseki disagreed and fought with embezzlement and corruption leaders in the state and refused to make them happy.
Oshiomole and Obaseki woes was however the final stroke that broke Obaseki’s back after the the two disagreed on the choice of candidate that will represent the party in the 2019 general elections.
In my honest opinion, I won’t blame Oshiomole for his actions. the case of Oshiomole and Obaseki is just like a man who has decided to bite the fingers that chooses to feed him.
Although there is clear evidence that Obaseki was trying to make a kind of reform in order to tackle the issue of widespread corruption in the state, however the manner and means he approached in solving the issues were unnecessary at that point in time.