By Gabriel Enogholase
FORMER Commissioner for Transport in the Governor Adams Oshiomhole administration, Comrade Orobosa Omo-Ojo has described the recent attack on Chief Tom Ikimi, a former Foreign Affairs Minister by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Political Affairs, Mr. Charles Idahosa as irresponsible and completely off-track.
A statement in Benin yesterday signed by him said Idahosa’s outburst had portrayed him as lacking in knowledge or deliberately covering up the truth to please his paymaster at the detriment of Edo people who are the ultimate beneficiaries of Chief Ikimi’s revelations on the Central Hospital contract.
He insisted that what was appropriate at this time for Mr. Idahosa was to allow all those that Chief Ikimi mentioned in his outburst to defend themselves regarding the role they played in the Emergency Wing of the Central Hospital contract – instead of deploying his fast fading “garage boy” tactics.
He said, “Idahosa’s assertion that Ikimi is frustrated because he believes the Comrade Governor did not support him to become National Chairman of APC”, again portrayed him as a man lacking honour and truth because he is aware that Oshiomhole did not support Chief John Odigie Oyegun or Chief Ikimi for the position.
“Instead, the governor played a meddlesome role in his quest to stifle the emergence of higher politicians in the state. Some delegates on their return from Abuja revealed that they were instructed by the APC State Chairman, Anslem Ojezua not to make any contact with Chief Oyegun.”