Edo 2020: Obaseki tells Oshiomhole to Outcast from the Primaries

Obaseki and Oshiomhole
The incumbent Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki has asked  his predecessor and national chairman of the ruling All progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to outcast himself from the conduct of the party primaries billed to hold on Monday 22nd of June.
Obaseki maintained that the call was aimed at ensuring a level playing field for all aspirants for the governorship race.

Reiterating his commitment to the pursuit of peace and harmony among the ranks of the party in the state expressed preference for the use of the indirect mode of primaries to determine the flag bearer of the party.

Faulting reports in a section of the media that he is on the verge of defecting to the opposition people’s democratic party (PDP) to seek re-election, he said it would be uncharitable and unfair for some party chieftains in Edo state to accused him of betraying Oshiomhole.

According to him: “I am using this opportunity to call on Comrade Oshiomhole to recluse himself from the Edo nomination process because he is an interest party. It is against natural justice for a man to be a judge in his own case. So I think the honourable thing to do is to recluse himself and lets have a free process and lets reconcile and build our party.”

Continuing, he noted: “It is very absurd to say I want to contest on the PDP platform . I am someone that is very exposed. How can I collect from two parties when we have court rulings in past disqualifying people on that. I am a party man to the core. APC is my party because I come from a progressive political family.

“I believe in the ideals of APC, I believe in our President, I believe in what he stands for so I am a party man to the core. I am not an old styed politician. I represent a new direction of politics that is based on facts and truth not lies.”

On his relationship with Oshiomhole, he said: “In life everybody get helped, everybody get assisted. The person talked about he had no money when he left labour to contest. We knew what we did to make him Governor. I sacrificed eight years of my life probono, I collected to no Kobo to serve him in Edo.