Oshiomhole regretted that Obaseki, who he anointed to be his successor in 2016, allegedly became a snake and started fighting party members by destroying their properties and arresting them unwarrantedly.
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According to Oshiomhole, “I have come home for only one project. I am not going back to Abuja until the project is completed. I came back home not to rest, but to work”.
The former APC National Chairman said: “The governor was demolishing the houses of our members while some were being jailed for trump up charges; these are the people who fought for him to become governor.
“I begged those who were being persecuted to take it easy, that they shouldn’t burn the house we all laboured to build because we want to smoke out the snake. Now, the snake has been smoked out of the house.
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“A few weeks earlier, the snake said APC was his house and that he was not leaving. Less than 72 hours after saying this, he left.”
Speaking further, he said: “If we had burnt the house because the snake was giving us a problem, we would all have been homeless by now”.
Recall that as a result of the controversy surrounding his certificate, Obaseki defected from the ruling APC to the main opposition party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Despite defecting to PDP, Obaseki emerged as the governorship candidate in the coming September Edo State election.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu will bear the APC’s flag in the governorship election after he was declared the winner of the Edo State party primaries with a total of 27,838 votes.