Perceived giants killer and new Sheriff in Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, who was re-elected for another four-year term in a bruising electoral contest, threatened Tuesday to deal mercilessly with his former godfather, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole “if he continues to create problems in the State.”
Speaking on ARISE TV, Obaseki said Oshiomhole’s negative remarks would no longer be tolerated, declaring magisterially that the former national chair of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Should not cause any disruptions in the State.
According to him, “I don’t have any plans to (drive him out of town). But if he continues to behave the way he has always done, if he continues to be disruptive, if he continues to flaunt his lions and tigers in Edo state and tries to create problems for us here, then we would not have any mercy. So it is totally up to him.”
Obaseki said that Oshiomhole disrupted tge harmony between him and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC governorship candidate, whom he described as a relative.
When asked if he would forgive the former governor for his conduct during the campaigns, Obaseki said Oshiomhole betrayed his trust, adding that he should keep to his path.
According to him, “For Oshiomhole, I won’t want to say much here. But when you find that you have been deceived, you don’t share the same values, you don’t trust at all.
“It is his responsibility to rebuild that trust and to show if his values align with what we represent as a people. Clearly I am not God but I will say he should be on his lane while I maintain mine.”
Obaseki said he did not intend to run for senatorial office after the expiration of his second term as governor.
He also said it would be unfair of him to leave the PDP which gave him a platform to be re-elected.
“I won the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). I think it will be immoral and unfair to even have any other consideration at this point about leaving the platform that gave me the mandate.
“There must be moral on politics, people must be ethical. At this point in time, I do not think it is a proper thing to do, to jettison the party that has brought me into the party. Particularly, I have no issues or challenge with the party now,” he responded to a question.