Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, weekend stated that against former Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s reported statement that his predecessor is afraid of impeachment should opposition wins majority in the Saturday state Assembly election exposed Oshiomhole plans to oust the governor through impeachment.
Obaseki spoke in a statement through his Special Adviser on Media Project, Crusoe Osagie, however said Edo people will rise in Obaseki’s defense and foil Oshiomhole’s plan for impeachment.
He said “Of the number of people who are contesting, how many are new members who are seeking election for the first time and how many are old members who probably have been elected before?” Oshiomhole queried.
“There is no truth in it unless the governor feels that he has committed so much atrocities that he is now afraid that he cannot stand the rigour of democratic governance.”
But reacting Osagie said, ” The recent statement by the former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole on the fate of Governor Godwin Obaseki in the Edo State House of Assembly polls exposes his insidious plan to oust the current governor through impeachment.
“We are, however, confident that, like it happened in 2020, when Edo people stood with the governor despite the bullying and intimidation by Oshiomhole and his paymasters, Edo people will again rise in defense of the governor at the polls on Saturday, March 11; vote massively for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and elect a House controlled by the PDP.
“Obaseki has never placed his confidence in any man or godfather. He has placed his confidence in God and the people.
“It is also curious that it is Oshiomhole who has come forward with the agenda of the APC and not any of the candidates. One wonders if Oshiomhole will be a member of the Edo State House of Assembly after the polls. This, obviously, points to who and where the instructions will be issued if the party’s candidates are mistakenly elected into the House”.