Oshiomhole enslaved Edo people with his ‘godfatherism’ style – Wike
Governor Wike has accused the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, of enslaving the people of Edo State.
Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Wike stressed that his Edo counterpart had sometime said he was “a governor but not a governor”.
According to him, this led to the disagreement between Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor and the subsequent defection of the governor to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he emerged the party’s candidate in the election.
He alleged that every appointment in Obaseki’s administration was done by Oshiomhole until the Edo governor took the decision to resist such.
Wike stated that the forthcoming election should be an easy one to win by the PDP as a result of the previous comments made by Oshiomhole about the party’s candidate.
“If there is one election I think that should be easy to win, I think it is the Edo election,” Wike said.
“It is very simple and why it is very simple is that this is to test whether Nigerians love themselves or not; this will show whether Edo people love themselves or not.”
“Four years ago, the former national chairman of the APC said of everything he has achieved, that it is of the brainbox of the PDP candidate, Obaseki; it is clear, he said so”.
“The same man said the PDP candidate in the 2016 election was not electable, why was he not electable? Because he said (I didn’t say, I am only quoting what Oshiomhole said), that young man, you can’t trust him with money. The same man who you cannot give an appointment to trust him with money is the same man you are telling Edo people ‘we can trust him with Edo people’s money,” Wike added.