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Obaseki: I Will Drive Oshiomhole Out Of Edo If…

The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki says he won’t drive former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole out of the state if he conducts himself properly. 

Obaseki, who was reacting to his earlier comments that he would drive his predecessor out of Edo if he continues to constitute a nuisance in the state, saying we would have no choice if he continues to fund his lions and Tigers in Edo state. 

Governor, while speaking on Tuesday morning in an interview monitored by our correspondent berated Former governor of Lagos, Bola Tinubu for his overbearing influence in the party. 

“I don’t have any plans to drive Oshiomhole out of Edo state. But if he continues to behave the way he has always done. If he continues to be destructive, if he continues to fund his lions and Tigers in Edo state and continues  to create problems for us here, then we would have course to.”

Governor Obaseki lampooned national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu and as well as Oshiomhole, describing them as non – state actor. 

“They are none – constitutional actors. There is no role for the leader, at least when I was in the APC I was always surprised at the title of leader. There is nowhere in the party’s constitution that talks about the leader or that gives anybody the role of leader. There is no condition backing the title of National Leader of the party. 

On if he would leave the Peoples Democratic Party PDP after his Electoral victory, Obaseki said he has a duty as a man of principle and integrity to remain in the party. 

“I have no reason to leave a party on whose platform I won a mandate. I do not think at this point in time, that it is the right and proper thing to do to jettison a platform that brought me into office. Particularly when I have no issue or any challenge with the party and then jump ship. It doesn’t arise at this point in time,” he said.