Edo Political Crisis: Oshiomhole Can’t Be God, Declares Gov. Obaseki
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, says, His Predecessor and National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress Adams Oshiomhole cannot now take the place of God.
His statement is coming on the backdrop of the rally staged at Edo North by some loyalists to the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, as well as the lingering crisis rocking the unity of the party ahead of the state 2020 gubernatorial election.
He explained that Oshiomhole’s role in the crisis bedevilling the party is a testimony of how he is playing God.
Obaseki who frowned at factional group organizing rallies in the state while receiving Members of the Omega Fire Ministry at Government House, Benin City, warned against such rallies culpable of causing Security Bridge among the people.
He Said, “It is clear and evident that God is hearing our prayers because he brought us into power and gave us the government to run. And he that gave us this job will see us through. We have said no to thuggery and thugs ruling us and anybody who says he is their master and therefore he must have a role in the state and if he doesn’t, he will disrupt the state we are ready for that person.
“Now they said, they want to run illegal rally to escalate the crisis, we are waiting for them! We are waiting for them!! Whether he calls himself National Chairman of the party or not, let me see. If he is truly who he is, let him come to this state again to run any rally, we would show him God has given us peace and he alone will deal with him”.
However, he assured that he will continue to ensure that, no blood is spilt.
Earlier, the senior pastor, Omega Fire Ministry, Benin Zonal Branch, Dr Azemhe Azena, said they were out on a peaceful match to call for harmonization among the political class.
According to him, development can only be seen, when peace and tranquillity prevail, adding that, the church would continue to pray for peace in the state.
“We are here for the annual ritual, “let there be peace”. We do it every year to make sure peace reigns in the state and Nigeria. But this year own is special because we are conducting election the next few months and so, we came to pray that no blood will be shared. We also came to pray for the entire political group that peace is restored. There can be no meaningful development, without peace,” he stated.