- Adams Oshiomhole has said he is angry with his successor, Godwin Obaseki, for failing to keep to his campaign promises
- Oshiomhole made the statement when speaking with traditional rulers of Benin Kingdom
- The former governor apologised to the traditional rulers for making Obaseki his successor in 2016
The former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said he is angry with his successor, Godwin Obaseki, for failing to keep to his campaign promises.
Oshiomhole made the statement on Saturday, July 25, when speaking with traditional rulers of the Benin Kingdom at the Edo south senatorial district of the state, AIT reported.
The politician apologised to the kings for making Obaseki his successor in 2016.
He said he is displeased with the incumbent governor for failing to continue all the ongoing projects in Edo state.
Oshiomhole accused Obaseki of spending the state’s resources by signing memorandums of understanding (MOUs).
The APC chieftain said he plans to correct his mistake by bringing Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who he said would bring the dividend of democracy to the people of Edo state.
Meanwhile, Adams Oshiomhole has said that it was the PDP that provided the evidence that was used by the APC screening committee to disqualify Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the party’s Edo primary.
The former national chairman of the APC told a crowd of supporters in Benin City on Thursday, July 23, that the PDP provided the evidence back in 2016 in a suit instituted against Obaseki.
He said the PDP suit was struck out because the party filed out of time.
In another news report, as the Edo state governorship election approaches, the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has said plans are underway to organise special prayer for a peaceful poll.
The first-class monarch said the Edo state Council of Traditional Rulers would be summoned for the important prayer, The Sun reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the Benin monarch stated this when he played host to the state governor, Godwin Obaseki and some chieftains of his new party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in his palace in Benin.
He said God and his ancestors have been answering his prayers whenever he prayed and that the governorship poll will not be an exception.