APC CRISIS: Oshiomhole heading for self destruction says Edo Deputy Gov.


The Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has said the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is heading for self destruction if he thinks he governed the state alone for eight years without the collective cooperation and collaboration of all Edo people

Shaibu said this while receiving a ‘Man of the Year 2019″ award from Midwest Tempo Newspaper in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

The deputy governor stated that Oshiomhole was reelected for a second term in Edo when he performed beyond expectations as governor and as such same opportunity should be given to Governor Godwin Obaseki who the people have rated high in performance.

According to Shaibu, “The general public has to be reminded of the role we played for Comrade Oshiomhole to be governor of this state and to also sustain him in power for eight years. He stands on the other side as one superstar that just came from nowhere, ruled and did everything all by himself. None of us is born a superstar. It is the collective cooperation and collaboration of all Edo people that is sustaining all of us.

“When we want to now turn ourselves to superstars, it means that we heading for self destruction. That is why I needed to speak and remind the people of Edo State that the governor is doing very well and he is not playing the role of a super star.

“And if he is doing very well just like Comrade Adams Oshiomhole did, the same principle we adopted for him, should be adopted for Governor Godwin Obaseki. We cannot shift the goalpost when the match has started. It is very unfortunate that the man that set the rules is the same man that is breaking them and disobeying the rules.

“It is time for Edo people to remember what happened in the past, relate it with what is happening now and also relate it with what the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike said recently, he told the youths that – ‘we must check and be sure and pray to God to open our eyes to choose our role models.’ It is time for us to practise what we preach”. He added.

Speaking on the choice of Shaibu as their Man Of The Year 2019, Publisher, Midwest Tempo, Mr. Emeka Ogbeide said, “He is somebody we have been watching for a long time. He has remained consistent in his brand of politics. He has also displayed firm loyalty to the governor since assuming office.