Hon. Blessing Edigin, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Edo State, has called on Nigerians to be mindful of the antics of the former governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who is in the race to become the national chairman of the party.
In a chat the politico stated that he is not a stranger to Oshiomhole whom he campaigned for when he was gunning to be governor of Edo State in 2007.
“I am not a stranger to Oshiomhole. I was in the forefront of his campaign team in 2007 when he finished his tenure as national president of the Nigerian Labour Congress(NLC) and was gunning for the governorship position in Edo State.
“He also had the support of many top personalities of the state extraction like the former governor of the state, Chief Lucky Igbinedion; High Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu and several others.
“As soon as he got into office it was this set of people, his benefactors, that he pounced on first, insulting them at every available opportunity for no just cause.
“I guess he needs psychiatric attention the way he goes on pouncing on those he perceives as his political enemies,” he said.
Hon. Edigin had a word of advice for Chief Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Chief Bola Tinubu should be wary of Oshiomhole he is such a crafty chap that can do anything to dump his benefactors if the need be. Like President Muhammadu Buhari who he deceived into commissioning a moribund five star hospital which as we speak now is filled with cockroaches and rodents.
“There is no single medical equipment in that hospital at the moment. That is how deceitful Oshiomhole can be,” he enthused.
He accused Oshiomhole of laying claims to embarking on some other projects which are just on paper.
“The so called conversion of the College of Education, Ekiadolor to the University of Education is a mere white elephant project which has not taken off many months after he made a pronouncement about it.
“There are so many other projects he laid claim to which were actually partly financed by the Federal Government under the leadership of the then President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP.
“The way he deceived some governorship aspirants of the APC in 2016 such that he made them to spend money unnecessarily on campaign with the false impression that he would back their ambition with his vote is still being talked about all over the state.”
On the forthcoming congresses of the APC nationwide he said that the party members should do the best they can in ensuring that true democracy prevails and Chief John Odigie Oyegun is returned to office as national chairman of the party as he is the best option to sustain the peace that is prevalent in the polity.
In conclusion, he asserted, “a lot of people don’t understand the meaning of the Benin Monarch, His Royal Majesty Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare 11 N’Ogidigan’s curse on evil doers in the state.
“The idea is to bring peace to the state. But if Comrade Oshiomhole continues in his unbecoming attitude of engineering evil deeds that may ultimately lead to chaos he will surely be struck by the curse.
“Chief Oyegun means well so Oshiomhole should stop plotting against him unnecessarily.”