It's fake news - Obaseki denies rift with Oshiomhole

It's fake news - Obaseki denies rift with Oshiomhole

- Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has said there is no infraction between him and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomole

- President Buhari was said to have intervened in the crisis between both of them last week, bringing the two together to discuss

- Obaseki earlier warned the people of the state to focus on how the state could be better instead of spreading rumours

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Sunday, June 9, said there was no disagreement between him and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), describing the reported disagreement as fake news.

The Nation reports that Obaseki, who made this known while speaking about his second term bid, said whether he gets a second term in office or not depends entirely on God and the people of Edo state.

He said: “There is no infraction between me and the national chairman of the party. It is all in the press. It is all fake news.

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"My second term is left to God and the people of Edo state. At the end of the day, the people will decide depending on how much they see that we have added value to their lives.

“As you know, we are the only APC state in the entire south south and the southeast. So, we want to be flag bearer for what APC should represent as a party."

According to the governor, his main objective is ensure that government serves as an enabler and also ensure economic growth by building production centres and industrial parks.

He said his government has been improving the business climate in the state for people to be able to do business with ease.

“I promised to create 200,000 jobs in our first four years in office. As at the last count, we have exceeded 90,000 and we are still counting.

"As you are aware, these jobs are coming in from various aspect of industries, technology, ICT, education, the services and now, we are investing in production hubs where we bring electricity, water and security into specific locations and invite people to come and set up in those particular locations," he said.

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Govenrnor Obaseki said his government was also investing in the education sector as it has trained over 10,000 teachers in its basic education system. "We have introduced technology. Now, we can track when teachers are in class, we can track when students are in class and for about 200,000 kids in our basic schools, we have supplied them almost one million books," he added.

Meanwhile, sources close to the governor confirmed the intervention of President Buhari on the alleged crisis, saying, “the president called them and they have been talking. I can tell you that there is nothing serious going on between them really.” previously reported that Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo said on Wednesday, May 1, there was no rift between him and his predecessor, Oshiomhole.

Obaseki made the clarification at the Benin Airport upon his arrival in the state following a one-month vacation. He described the reported rift with Oshiomhole as fake news. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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