A Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo State, Godwin Erhahon to be wary of the consequences fighting Adams Oshiomhole ahead of the contestation for next year governorship poll. Erhahon who said this on Wednesday while speaking with journalists in Benin City, blamed the Governor for the political tension in the State ahead
A Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo State, Godwin Erhahon to be wary of the consequences fighting Adams Oshiomhole ahead of the contestation for next year governorship poll.
Erhahon who said this on Wednesday while speaking with journalists in Benin City, blamed the Governor for the political tension in the State ahead of the governorship election.
He accused Governor Obaseki assumed of running the party like a sole administrator which does not conform with the original foundation of the party.
“Whether Obaseki will contest or not is too early to generate the kind of heat that is generating now in Edo.
“Unfortunately, he is responsible for the tension because he has been able to established himself as a man with hatred and egoistic,”
“After the 2016 governorship primary election, Obaseki has been hostile to those who contested the primary with him and those who did not support him during the primary.
“He (Obaseki) has also refused to recognised any of his co-contestant as a leader of the party in the State,” which is the hallmark of leadership.
According to him, “a good politician, once you emerged as winner from the primary, you do away with all the acrimony during the campaign and bring everybody on board but when you relegated stakeholders and leaders that contested with you there is no way they will not fight for relevance”.
He said, “If Obaseki has not be hostile to too many people the battle would not have been this hot. It is not absolutely true that all those who are against him are doing in solidarity with former governor Adams Oshiomole.
“But Obaseki has done everything desperately to suppress party leaders, and we going for another primary, they also want to prove a point that they are relevant”.
He said because of the governor political naevity, he believe that he can do it with out the party leaders supporting him.
“The people are clapping that he is doing magic, noting that even if he has the support of the people, he would only get become the governorship candidate if party leader nominated him.
Speaking further Erhahon, attributed the crisis to some party members who he said mislead the governor to be hostile to others who they perceived as enemy.
He revealed that the good thing now is that those who mislead and encourage him to be hostile to others are also victims of his hostility.
He lamented that the development persist for a long time because there is no one to intervene in the matter. He has abandoned the leaders and Stakeholders to their fate.
Erhahon who is a former Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, described the campaign by some group that people are against Obaseki because he has refused to share public fund to politicians as a cheap blackmail.