Obaseki meets Oshiomhole, says “I don’t have anything personal against Oshiomhole" - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE


Saturday, 6 March 2021

Obaseki meets Oshiomhole, says “I don’t have anything personal against Oshiomhole"

By Our Correspondent

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, on Saturday met with Adams Oshiomhole, former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at an event in the state.

Obaseki fell out with Oshiomhole, his predecessor, ahead of the 2020 governorship election in the state.

The feud began over political differences and this led to the defection of Obaseki from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), despite the efforts of some stakeholders to reconcile them. 

Their misunderstanding reached its height when the Edo house of assembly was divided in its support of both politicians.

Obaseki would later seek reelection under the PDP and subsequently defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the APC who had the backing of Oshiomhole.

Despite trading words multiple times while the rift lasted, Obaseki and Oshiomhole were civil towards each other when they met in Auchi, during the birthday thanksgiving of Thomas Oleghe at Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

While speaking with journalists after the event, Obaseki said he has nothing against his predecessor, but only disagrees with his style of politics.

“I don’t have anything personal against Oshiomhole. I may not like his politics, but he has not done anything personal against me. We all are interacting with the interest of the country and the development of our community at heart,” he said. 

Oshiomhole, who also spoke with journalists, described Obaseki as “his brother and friend.”

“Once the governor speaks, the matter ends,” he said.