Oshiomhole Is A Security Risk To Edo – Mandate Group Backs Obaseki
A social -political group, the Reformed Oghomwan Mandate Group has described the National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Adams Oshiomhole “as a security risk to Edo State”.
The group’s description of Oshiomhole is against the backdrop of Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki’s lamentation that the AOC chairman was demeaning his office.
Obaseki had on Sunday while playing host to former presidential Goodluck Jonathan lambasted Oshiomhole for lacking in courtesy when ever he visited the state.
Obaseki said “He is just extending the courtesy, as the president, someone who has served the country in the highest level and you heard what he said. There is a courtesy when you are going to visit a state, you want to inform the person in charge of the state that you are coming and when you have time during a visit, you can now pay him a courtesy call.
“Unlike the unfortunate incident, we have been having in Edo State. It is really sad where somebody who had been the governor of a state visiting the state and does not realize that courtesy demands that he should inform the governor or the governor apparatus of his visit and the chief executive in charge of his security when he is in the state.”
But in a statement through its leader Dr. Simon Ibude Elaihor in a statement on Monday, the group berated Oshiomhole for posing as a security risk to the State.
He said “politically speaking, Adams Oshiomhole is a security risk to Edo State as a whole. Judging by his classification of Pst. Osagie Ize Iyamu as a renowned thief and a cultist, and branding his Deputy Governor (when he was Governor) Pius Odubu as a devious native Doctor; the same persons he has teamed up with to fight Godwin Obaseki. It speaks volume of a man, who thinks he is tbe most intelligent, and that Edo people are suffering from collective amnesia”.
He wonder why Oshiomhole, as a former governor is not respecting Obaseki’s office as the Chief Security officer of the state.
“The Governor is the chief security officer of Edo State, and having classified Adams Oshiomhole as a security risk to the State, it is imperative that Oshiomhole apply himself to protocol, by requesting the Governor’s permission, at least two weeks before visiting Edo State. “
He added, “On the blockade on Adams Oshiomhole street, the National Chairman should interrogate his former Environments Commissioner and now Minister of State – to explain the owner of the refused truck that was used to block his street, as Commissioner then, he should know where they came from, and they should stop dragging Gov. Obaseki to the landmark booing of Oshiomhole at the airport.
“How are the mighty falling, this was Oshiomhole that was the bride of Edo masses, boys, girls and old women struggle to hear Oshiomhole speak, and to have a hand shake with, today, they now see him as a tyrant who is evidently envious of his successor in office.”
“Edo people will be the biggest gainer of this fight between Gov Obaseki and APC National Chairman, in that, once Governor Obaseki gets a second term, himself is naturally restrained from imposing a successor on his party and Edo State. This is why we are rallying Governor Obaseki to succeed, so the war against godfatherism would have been greatly consolidated,” Dr. Elaihor concluded.
Oshiomhole once described Ize -Iyamu, others as native doctors, cultists etc – APC chieftain
A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC has lampoons Adams Oshiomhole for attention to market Pastor Osage Ize Iyamu and a former deputy governor of the state, Puts Odubu as governorship aspirants, noting that he once described them as cultists and native doctors.
The party chieftain who pleaded anonymity while speaking with NAIJA CENTER NEWS, said Edo people now know better.
“I arrived at the conclusion that Oshiomhole orchestrated his own attack at the Benin airport, simply, by looking at Adams Oshiomhole new allies. These were people he branded as cultists, thieves and native doctor. In a bid to outshine Godwin Obaseki, in the game of relevance, he hurriedly recruited Pst. Osagie Ize Iyamu – who is a specialist in scare tactics of politics. Since he joined APC through Oshiomhole/EPM faction we started seeing the rain of bombs and burning of markets.
“Edo people knows that Odubu is the most narrow minded of all the aspirants, and his deep native associations made Oshiomhole to brand him as a native Doctor. So, Oshiomhole can go to the extent of arranging his own kidnap, to weep public sympathy. Yes, he was booed at the airport, but, the mob wasn’t there at Edo State Government instance. That’s the point.”, he said.