By Simon Ebegbulem
Mr Crosby Eribo, a member of the Edo State House of Assembly, has explained reasons for the alleged support for Mr. Godwin Obaseki by the outgoing governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Eribo told Vanguard that Oshiomhole as a father would like one of his children more than the others and that Obaseki on account of his qualities was thus favoured.
Eribo, who represents Egor constituency said: “I have always said it, it is only natural for every parent to like one child more than the others; you might not show it but it is the truth. The governor probably has a soft spot for Obaseki whom he has worked with over the years and I don’t see anything wrong in that.
“The governor is the leader of the party in the state and he knows the best in terms of a successor. Oshiomhole is a very intelligent man so if he says he prefers a particular aspirant, I think there is no worry about that.
As a governor who has worked so hard, he will not allow his works be destroyed by anybody so he must be involved in picking who succeeds him.”