The last has not been heard about the battle of supremacy between the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and his erstwhile godfather, benefactor and predecessor, Adams Oshiomole. Obaseki has insisted on probing the administration of his former boss.
The Governor made this clear on Sunday at the celebration party organized to mark the victory of Chief Dan Orbih as National Vice Chairman, South-South of the Peoples Democratic Party in Benin the Edo state capital.
Obaseki maintained that, “I don’t want to look back but to always look forward and you have raised some issues which we can’t ignore. Yes I was part of that administration, because I believe Edo must develop, so I sacrificed my time for eight years to help organize the state, I went to the market, to the World Bank to raise money for the state to develop, but with what I have seen in the books, I look like a fool”.
The Governor alleged that while he was going round to generate funds for the state, he was not aware that the funds he was raising for the state was being stolen.
“I don’t like probing, I like to go forward but it has become very difficult because when I look at the contracts that I have awarded in 2020, look at the cost of those contracts, when I compared them to the ones awarded 10 years earlier, people have questions to answer,” he added.
It is however yet to be ascertained if Obaseki will proceed with the probe or back down.