Edo South leaders slam Oshiomhole over attack on Ogbemudia, Obaseki, others
Say battle against Obaseki is a battle against Benin Kingdom
Prominent Edo leaders on Sunday condemned the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomholefor his careless statements, warning him to be mindful of his actions.
Oshiomhole is under attack from over his outburst against prominent chiefs of the ancient Benin kingdom.
At a meeting in Abuja, the Edo South leadersfrowned at the manner Oshiomhole embarrassed notable sons and daughters of the zone.
‘’Adams Oshiomhole extended his hatred for the Benin people to Chief John Odigie Oyegun. He abused Chief Oyegun and hounded from office as APC National Chairman for him to take over Oyegun’s seat’’
The leaders, under the aegis ofEdo Collective Agenda of Nigeria (ECA), carpeted Oshiomhole for his incessant attack on the Benin traditional institution.
‘’Adams Oshiomhole extended his abuse and denigration to almost all notable sons of Edo South including the respected Benin Monarch, whose son he forcefully took his parcel of land”
A statement by theNational Leader of Edo Collective Agenda of Nigeria (ECA),Professor Osarodion Ehizogie,said the leaders scolded Oshiomhole for insulting the former military governor of Bendel State, Chief Samuel Ogbemudia.
‘’ Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia was humiliated by Adams Oshiomhole. He withdrew Ogbemudia’s vehicles from him when he (Oshiomhole) was the governor of Edo State. Adams Oshiomhole in his determination to wipe away the memory of Ogbemudia in Edo State demolished properties built by the Ogbemudia’s administration at the University of Benin forcing the then Vice Chancellor, Professor Osayuku Godwin Oshodin, an illustrious son of the Kingdom, and others to be homeless’’.
The leaders vowed to stop the antics of the APC national chairman.
“We are here today to say enough is enough. Oshiomhole can’t humiliate Obaseki. He was voted by Edo People and the people who voted him are not complaining.”
They also blasted Oshiomhole for fighting the good people of Edo South.
“This is not a battle against the Governor Obaseki but a battle against the Sensitivity of the great Benin kingdom. The ancient kingdom of Benin can’t become a stooge to an individual. It is against our culture and tradition and we must not bow to Oshiomhole this time’’ the leaders said.