- Threatens to open can of worms
BY VICTOR BUORO – The camp of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has delivered another telling blow on embattled All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole with further threats of opening a can of worms on him.
Coming just few hours away from the New Year, insiders said the latest attack indicates the Governor’s resolve to the let off the heat on his erstwhile political godfather ahead of the 2020 gubernatorial race in Edo State.
Speaking through his Special Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs, Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto, the Governor hinted of more troubles on the way to permanently seal Comrade Oshiomhole’s political fate in Edo State.
Alhaji Adjoto, who is the immediate past Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, also promised to stage ‘a massive Oshiomhole Must Go Protest nationwide’ early in the New Year.
According to the Governor’s aide; “I’m championing a massive Oshiomhole Must Go protest which will kick off early next year with thousands of corroborators across the 36 states of the federation.
“The protest will be unabated until Oshiomhole honourably resigns before he buries the APC, “
Adjoto further threatened to open “a can of worms” that would seal the former Edo governor’s political fate in the battle to control APC’s structures in the South South state
“As I promised a few months ago, I’m vigorously set to open horrible can of worms that will make Edo people to stone Oshiomhole on the street as we enter the New Year”, Adjoto said.
The former Speaker, who was addressing APC supporters at his Ikakumo country home in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of the State, however failed to list the crimes that would effectively turn the Edo people against the former Comrade governor.
On the speculation that Governor Obaseki may soon be defecting to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to secure his second term ambition, the APC chieftain dismissed it as a basrless and wicked rumour from political jobbers.
“The governor will enjoy the ‘privilege of first refusal’ during the forthcoming APC governorship primaries as enjoyed by Oshiomhole in 2012″, Adjoto assured.
The Governor’s aide claimed that Comrade Oshiomhole was driving himself into “irredeemable political oblivion because of sheer greed and hypocrisy”, just as he accused the APC National Chairman of playing god severally by hypocritically reversing himself on principles that fetched him enormous political fortunes.
Adjoto, told the APC members in Ikakumo that; “Oshiomhole became governor on the heels of fighting godfatherism and the tenets of one man, one vote. He has now turned himself into not just a godfather but an untamed emperor, who is fully out to ruin the gains of democracy.
“He has also at different fora ridiculed the nation’s judiciary which gave him the ladder to climb to power,” Adjoto stated.
The occasion also had APC Woman Leader, Ward 7 in Akoko-Edo, Mrs Victoria Balogun, giving assurances that the people are solidly behind the Governor in his quest to build a new Edo State for the people.
Describing Adjoto as a grassroots politician with a cult following, Mrs Balogun praised his efforts at positively impacting the lives of the people of his community.
She said the women in Akoko-Edo are fully behind the re-election bid of Governor Obaseki in 2020.
Ahead of the 2020 governorship election in the state, Comrade Oshiomhole has been locked in a fierce political battle with his former protégé, Governor Obaseki over his second term ambition.
The governorships election in Edo State will hold August 2020 and the political gladiators are already massing their arsenals and foot soldiers in preparations for the titanic battle ahead. – With additional NAN reports