Barely one month after two helmsmen in Edo state politics met and told the world that there no rift between them, there seems to be another round of raging battle.
Both incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki and immediate past numero uno Adams Oshiomhole have resumed media hostilities.
In response to his predecessor’s recent remarks on his adminsitrations, governor Obaseki said he has chosen to pursue the path of peace and reconciliation in dealing with issues in the interest of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the State.
The governor spoke to his predecessor’s comment to the effect that he sacked only commissioners Oshimhole who is now the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) nominated in his administration.
Oshiomhole who is also the National chairman of APC had also said he was disturbed that Obaseki abandon some of his projects.
“I have no argument over money or appointment… in a meeting we held with four governors, including Governor Bagudu, I asked the governor, how many commissioners I nominated into his cabinet.
“…He agreed that I only nominated one person out of more than 20 commissioners,” Oshiomhole said.
However, in a statement jointly signed by his media aide, Mr. Crusoe Osagie and Paul Ohonbamu, the commissioner for information respectively, Obaseki said his predecessor’s “comments were hostile.”
The statement also said, “this latest onslaught against the governor and government of Edo State has been trailed by inquiries about the State government’s response to these attacks.”
Relationship between the duo (baseki and Oshiomhole) went sour after the “secret inauguration” of nine out of 24 members-elect of the State Assembly during which Frank Okiye emerged as speaker.
The nine members were said to be loyalists of governor Goodwin Obaseki.