A socio-political group, Edo Democracy and Heritage Project (EDHP) on Monday raised eyebrow on the verbal attack Edo born billionaire, Capt. Hosa Okunbo, describing it as politically motivated.
Briefing journalists in Benin City, Press Secretary of Edo Democracy and Heritage Project (EDHP), Mr. Omorefe Felix Uhunmwunagho, declared that any attempt to further to blackmail the business mongol, would be resisted by noble Edo indigenes, patriots and the ancestors.
He said the attack on the statesman and business mogul is not unconnected with the puerile ploy to whittle Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming Edo governorship election in the State.
“It has come to the cognizance of Edo Democracy and Heritage Project (EDHP) the incessant bashing of name, personality and integrity of our own very indomitable and illustrious son of Edo soil, Captain, Dr .Hosa Wells Okunbo.
“The spate of coordinated attacks, with their attendants mode of vicious execution can best be described as the unconscionable actions by hungry attack-dogs and hirelings of no visible means of livelihood. Our forebears admonished us not to rejoice naysayers and political charlatans are tarnishing the image of noble men and women, for tomorrow may be your turn.
According to him, the seemingly virulent attacks by the Edo State Government against this symbol of industry, and Dove of peace that abhors any form of self aggrandizement and insincerity in his dealings with business associates and the mass of Edo people, let alone the down trodden or the less privileged.
He said: “we have concluded after a very deep evaluation of the seamless attacks and venomous indignation against this quintessential icon of Edo kingdom, who doesn’t deserve this embarrassing treatment and wouldn’t want to fight dirty either in the public or anywhere else to avenge hurling by character assassins against his hard earned reputation .
“Even with the clout and resources at his (Capt. Hosa Okunbo) disposal, but his pedigree will never allow him to deliberately concoct any wrong against our dear State and a sitting Governor, rather all that matters to him is industry and wealth creation for our teeming unemployed youths, who are eminently deserving of empowerment; as well as resuscitation of Arts, Culture and Tourism dragnets of Edo people, as he has always done.” Uhunmwunagho said.
He pleaded with the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki to as a matter of urgency separate governance from politics by appointing an experienced politician to help him bridge and manage the relationship of the political wing of his administration.
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