Edo 2016: Oshiomhole distances self from Obaseki, says godfatherism is over

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by Kingsley Amayo

As the Edo State gubernatorial election draws near, the sieve has started to sort the seeds from the shafts. This was evident at an emergency meeting held yesterday by leaders of the Edo APC.

Governor Adams Aliu Oshiomhole at the meeting made his stands clearer that he was not supporting any of the governorship aspirants in preparation to the upcoming party primaries. ” I have not endorsed any aspirant. I am not supporting Obaseki or any other APC aspirant. The era of godfatherism is over”—he said.

In a sharp facial reaction, the Godwin Obaseki campaign team that expected the governor to come out and instruct other aspirants to withdraw from the race look sad and confused. They all came out looking grumpy.

Governor Oshiomhole concluded by saying ”The Era of godfathers is over in Edo politics”.

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