Oshiomhole Must Get My Permission To Visit Edo – Goveron Obaseki

at 24-02-2020 10:45AM (1 month ago)

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Irked by the weekend visit of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki has insisted that his immediate predecessor must seek his permission to visit the state.

Governor Obaseki who spoke on Sunday when he played host to former President Goodluck Jonathan in Benin accused his predecessor of behaving with impunity just as concerns about the safety of Oshiomhole forced the police to beef up security around his Okorotun Benin City residence on Saturday night.

He said that the ruling party national chairman must inform the state government of any of his visit as courtesy demands.
The former Edo State governor who was in Benin, the state capital to attend the funeral ceremony of Madam Cecilia Agbonyinma, mother of Mr Ehiozuwa Agbonyinma, a former member of the House of Representatives, was confronted by some thugs at the Bénin Airport.
After the ugly incident at the airport, the APC national chairman found it difficult to access his house as Okorotun street where his house is located as it was barricaded on both ends with two Edo State Waste Management trucks.

It was gathered that the barricade was to prevent any political meetings from holding at Oshiomhole’s residence.
Security was later beefed up around the house to forestall any attacks at night.

A visibly angry Governor Obaseki said Oshiomhole should have informed the state government about his visit to the state.

He said:
“The former president is just extending the courtesy. Someone who has served the country at the highest level and you heard what he said. There is a courtesy when you are going to visit a state, you want to inform the person in charge of the state that you are coming and when you have time during a visit, you can now pay him a courtesy call.

“Unlike the unfortunate incident, we have been having in Edo State. It is really sad where somebody who had been the governor of a state visiting the state and does not realise that courtesy demands that he should inform the governor or the government apparatus of his visit.

“It is really sad and unfortunate that people who have served, who should know better decided to behave the way they do or behave with impunity and other sense of lawlessness.”

Jonathan who was in Benin for a private visit, in a brief chat with journalists said Edo people were pleased with Obaseki.
However, it was gathered that there was a threat to haul explosive devices at the APC national chairman’s premises on Saturday night, even as credible sources disclosed that there was another plot to burn one of the trucks and hang Oshiomhole on it.

As a result of the threat, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, was said to have directed the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Jimeta Lawal, to beef up security around Oshiomhole’s house.

crusita at 24-02-2020 11:59AM (1 month ago)
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what is really going with this two for God sake ,this  teo men are from the same state ,so why so many problem with them.idot leaders think good about people than yuself.
Osahenogae1 at 24-02-2020 12:44PM (1 month ago)
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leykelvin11 at 24-02-2020 05:55PM (1 month ago)
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It is really unfortunate knowing this is happening between two members or rather two fractions of the same Party.
My question, why this struggle for supremacy. It is a big disappointment. I expected Obaseki to take a more intelligent approach to this
Your Predecessor Oshiomole is a citizen and in fact former number 1 citizen of Edo state. You can't expect him to take permission before visiting his own state
The comparison with Jonathan is absolute rubbish. Jonathan being a Nigerian citizen must not even inform you before coming to Edo State unless of course because of his position as former President of the country. So enough Security has to be prepared for him. Oshiomole on the other hand must not do this. He can visit home anytime he wishes. He is only working in Abuja. Edo state remain his home.  It means therefore if Obaseki is no longer Governor tomorrow, he has to get permission from any sitting governor before entering Edo State. I have never read, that Igbinedion, Oyegun & Co has to seek your permission to enter their own state.
We all know, that you being the sitting governor, have more power that Oshiomole now in Edo state, but please be wise and don't bite the finger that fed you.
Let nobody continue to push you into this. I see you as an educated and intelligent gentleman. Please seek the path of peace.
For goodness sake and for the sake of the peace the good citizens of Edo state dearly deserved, let this Power tussle between you guys stop now.
I advise governor Obaseki not to get distracted. Focus on the good plans and work you have for Edo State. We the citizens and Voters know who is who. We know who to cast our votes. Don't forget, only we the citizens have absolute power and can say who will win. We are watching you guys. If APC continue to phyuk up the way they are doing now, PDP will eventually get the governorship seat and APC will totally lose out. And if any of you decides to decamp and contest under PDP or another Party, we will catch your trick.

"A word is enough for the wise"

May God bless Edo State.
willyking at 24-02-2020 09:37PM (1 month ago)
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None sense people which state which country?? The country that is already gone blind fools fighting over none sense fools who are trying to build on a sloppy land that is already sinking, Buhari and is terrorist are trying to destroy out culture our way of life kill our traditional rulers and turn the country into a terrorist sharia den these fool are blind and fighting each other over nothing foolish people..