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Oshiomhole did not make me governor. I raised the money he used to become governor – Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State

Governor Godwin Obaseki in his reaction to the dispute between him and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, who is the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said he was not ungrateful as being insinuated by some people.

Obaseki noted that he was not happy with the crisis rocking the party in his state. He further revealed that 12 years ago when he met Oshiomhole, they shared the same vision for Edo State, but everything had change now.

The Edo Governor further noted that contrarily to what people think; nobody but God and the people of Edo State made him governor.

“I am not an ungrateful person. No one made me governor. I became governor by God’s grace, with the support of many other people. If God had said I would not be governor, no way would I have been governor. It is wrong for someone to say he made me governor,” he said.

He further revealed how he raised money for Oshiomhole’s governorship ambition in Lagos.

“No one gave me money. The fund Oshiomhole initially raised for his governorship ambition was raised by me in Lagos. If I can raise money for him for his election, why would I not be able to raise money for my own election,” he said.

“If you came into power on some basic principles, do not expect to change those principles because you have certain ambition. If you came to power believing no man is God, then the day you start to play God, you will get the consequences,” he added.

Obaseki accused Oshiomhole of working hard to destroy the APC in Edo State, saying that his suspension was necessary because he (Oshiomhole) had been deploying divisive tactics to cause disharmony in the Edo APC.

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