…reaffirms loyalty to Oshiomhole
By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—DEPUTY Governor of Edo State, Dr. Pius Odubu, yesterday, denied allegations that he sponsored native doctors to kill his boss, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, saying that the allegation was being fuelled by mischief makers and blackmailers who are bent on destroying his cordial relationship with the governor.
Odubu also raised alarm over alleged plots by some persons to circulate fliers in Benin City with a view to further destroying his image and compounding the crisis between him and the governor.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Odubu said: “As a devout Catholic, I will not do anything that is unbecoming of a true Christian in the name of politics. God knows that I never had any pact with any witch/native doctor to kill anyone or avenge for me and I will never condescend to that extent as long as God lives. It is against my faith.
“The Bible teaches that even when the innocent suffers and mischief makers and traducers appear to triumph in their blackmail, it is for God alone to avenge. I will, by the special grace of God, continue to disappoint the dubious expectations of those who are bent on driving a wedge between me and the governor. It is my nature and character to be loyal to those who God has set over me because they are His instruments.
“At times like this, blackmailers are at their best but I have decided to take solace in God who knows the hearts of men, trusting and believing as always that God will vindicate the just. I wish to reiterate that I have no rift with the governor, who I revere and deeply appreciate.”