Edo State Guber Race: Oshiomole Draws Battle line


This is authoritative, Comrade Adams Oshiomole has finally drawn the curtains between him and Governor Godwin Obaseki.  All pretense to the renewal of fresh pact between him and the embattled Governor was finally laid to rest when the APC National Chairman stormed Benin-City with the full complement of the national committee members to receive Pastor Osaze Ize Iyamu who decamped to APC with all his members. 

Oshiomole arrived Benin without informing the incumbent Governor, regardless of the fact that the rally had been cancelled by the Inspector General of Police.  But this action did not however go down well with Youths in Benin who subsequently blocked the routes Oshiomole was expected to take. 

The road leading to his residence was also allegedly blocked and the ceremony had to shift to Pastor Ize Iyamu’s house where Oshiomole belatedly addressed the crowd.

Reports say Youths all over Benin are angry over Oshiomole’s determination to unseat Obaseki.  They have vowed to resist his efforts and pave the way for Mr. Obaseki to return for second term. Though in an ominous declaration, Oshiomole, was said to have disclosed openly: “I don’t lose elections and he, Obaseki and Phillip Shuibu knows it”.

Meanwhile, sources say Oshiomole is likely heading for disappointment as Pastor Osaze Iyamu is said to have hidden agenda.  The source say the former PDP candidate was only out to milk Oshiomole dry and at the end ditch him for Obaseki.  “Osaze is not a serious man; we know him; he is only out for a pound of flesh; how can he pally with the same man that disgraced him thoroughly in the last elections?  Asked the source.