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Real Reason Governor Oshiomhole is attacking Igbinedion family
Governor Adams Oshimhole with Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion

Real Reason Governor Oshiomhole is attacking Igbinedion family


Those who know Edo politics are beginning to call Governor Adams Oshiomhole an ingrate, a man who can cut off the fingers that fed him just to fan his ambition. This is coming on the heels of his recent attack on former Governor, Chief Lucky Igbinedion and his father, Esama of Benin Kingdom, Sir Gabriel Igbinedion.

Just a few weeks after asking the former Governor to account for $31million and lambasted him for the privatization of some state companies, he yesterday accused the governor of giving 200 hectres of state land to his father in their homestead, Okada among other new allegations.

According to insiders, Adams Oshiomhole cannot suddenly divorce himself from the Igbinedion family because they helped him get into the Government House. “Let Oshiomhole tell Edo People who bankrolled his first election, let him come and tell Edo people who bankrolled his fight at the tribunal. He knows deep down that he owes the Igbinedion family for where he has reached today and so, he is trying hard to rubbish them because of his ambition of installing a successor at the next elections.

“It is all politics, how come he did not see all these things in his first term, how come when he revoked the lands, he did not make noise about it, he has stylishly brought in the name of the former SSG, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu into it, to rubbish that one too because he knows Osagie is the biggest threat to his schemes.

“He says he wants to prosecute the Igbinedions, do you need not announce that, take the files to the EFCC, let the agency do its job, why are you dramatising such a matter. The Esama has overcome many antagonistic leaders in Edo State, Oshiomhole will not be the first or last” our source stated.

The source revealed that Chief Igbinedion used his Media empire ITV and Independent Radio to massively work for Oshiomhole, and also he spent hundreds of millions for the Governor, ” these are facts, I am sure the Esama would not openly disclose these things because he had considered Adams as his son, but many people who are alive know the truth and above all, God knows the truth. Oshiomhole can do what he likes but Edo people would not allow him to dictate to us who will be the next Governor of the State and that is why he is putting up all this drama”

While addressing Pro-government protesters who had come to counter the anti-Oshiomhole protest of last week, Governor Oshiomhole stated that he will take all the files containing alleged fraud perpetrated during the tenure of former governor of the state, Chief Lucky Igbinedion, to Abuja next week to commence prosecution.

Vowing to prosecute the former governor and his father, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion and send them to jail if convicted, Oshiomhole alleged that both the former governor and his father converted property and funds meant for the people of the state to their private use.

He also expressed his readiness to publish the sales of government property during the administration of Chief Igbinedion and also fingered the former Secretary to the State Government, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as one of the beneficiaries of some of the sales.

Oshiomhole, who said he wanted to be remembered for eliminating god-fatherism in the state, commended the youths for their solidarity, saying: “It shows your support and your endorsement of my stewardship here in Osadebe Avenue.”

He said his problem with the Igbiendions started when he revoked the over 2,000 hectares of land the former governor gave to his father in Okada which, according to him, belonged to the state government and also the termination of the MoU the former governor signed with his father, which according to him “allowed medical students in Igbinedion University to use our state- owned hospital at the expense of Edo State Government while Chief Igbinedion collected N1 million from each medical student.”

According to him, “Every body born of a woman in this state must be subjected to the rule of law. I decree in the name of God my creator and in the interest of Edo people, even the ones yet unborn, that I want to be remembered, not only for roads, hospitals, schools but much more importantly, I want to be remembered as the man who brought an end to exemptions. I want to be remembered as the man who took from those who have bastardized, raped and privatized the resources of Edo State, used our money to build their private universities and walk around our streets when they are supposed to be in Oko prison.

“We provided leadership that has banished godfathers in Edo State, they can never  forget that once upon a time there was Adams. I did not promise to make everybody happy, what I promised was to make majority happy. And to make majority happy we must make some people cry, so that others can smile.”


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