By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—THE lawmaker representing Egor constituency in Edo State House of Assembly, Mr. Crosby Eribo, says Governor Adams Oshiomhole will be making himself another godfather in the state if the rumoured endorsement of Mr Godwin Obaseki as candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2016 governorship election in the state by the governor was true.
Eribo, who addressed newsmen at his birthday celebration, weekend, in Benin City, stressed that APC members, and not a particular leader, would endorse a governorship candidate for the party in the state, warning that any attempt to impose a particular candidate was capable of creating crisis in the party, “which I am sure the governor will not want, as the leader of the party in the state.
“I have heard people saying that the governor told them that Obaseki is the candidate. For me, that is not true because as the lawmaker representing Egor, the governor should have told me but he has not and that is why I don’t believe that story. The governor has been in the fore front of the fight against godfatherism in the state and thank God he has done it well and we are happy.
“He also believes in the mantra of let the people lead and that has changed the politics of Edo State. So, I don’t see the governor now coming to make himself another godfather by anointing somebody unknown to us. We have come to the level where we now have the opportunity to choose who we want.”