The count down to the showdown has reached the stage of “to be or not to be” as the protracted battle between Governor Godwin Obaseki and the national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, for the soul of Edo State intensifies. Governor Obaseki has vowed to take charge of the leadership of the party in the state despite the odds against his re-election bid by standing his ground and not succumbing to pressures.
Obaseki continues to explain to Edo citizens, home and abroad, how he escaped the huddles laid for him by his predecessor, Oshiomhole, not minding the political dilemma at hand. He reiterated his determination to crush godfatherism in the state, stressing that there is no denying that his disagreement and constant picking of holes in everything and anything that concerns his godfather, Oshiomhole, is an indication that he is ready for the worse, including the Ambode treatment.
Recounting how Oshiomhole picked Philip Shaibu as his deputy and Osarodion Ogie as Secretary to the State Government, Obaseki said the APC National chairman had behaved so believing it was a trap for him. Though Oshiomhole picked the trio who hitherto remain on the list of some of the loyalists to the governor, Obaseki stated that Oshiomhole thought the trio that included himself, his deputy and the SSG would always quarrel, fight and then run to him (Oshiomhole) for settlement.