Obaseki and Oshiomhole
Obaseki and Oshiomhole

I don’t have anything personal against Oshiomhole – Obaseki

NEWS DIGEST – The Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki has said that he has no personal grudges against the former chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole but only dislikes his style of politics.

The two hitherto political rivals met in Auchi, Edo State on Saturday, at the Centenary Birthday Thanksgiving of Msgr. Thomas Oleghe and 18th Canonical Erection Anniversary of the Diocese of Auchi.

Obaseki, who exchanged greetings with an elbow-bump in compliance with COVID-19 preventive protocols, with his predecessor, said they are both sons of Edo with interest of the state at heart.

The governor said, “I don’t have anything personal against Oshiomhole. I may not like his politics, but he has not done anything personal against me. We all are interacting with the interest of the country and the development of our community at heart.”

On his part, Oshiomhole, who was a guest at the event, hailed his successor, describing him as “his brother and friend”.

The News Digest recalls that the governor, who was elected on the platform of APC in 2016, was denied the party’s ticket for a second term in 2020 due to intra-party wrangling.

He later defected to the Peoples Democratic Party and defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC candidate and the anointed candidate of Oshiomhole and Bola Tinubu in the 2020 Edo State Governorship Election.