Charles Idahosa, a former political aide to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said Governor Godwin Obaseki will be re-elected in 2020 without Oshiomhole’s support.
Idahosa, who spoke in an interview to mark his 66th birthday, was reacting to Oshiomhole’s statement that it would take a miracle for Obaseki to win the 2020 election even if he got the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket, The Nation writes.
He said Obaseki had won the people’s heart through infrastructural projects, as well as sanitising governance.
He said: “We know they are busy working underground to stop Obaseki, but nobody can stop Obaseki from having his eight years. Obaseki’s record is so intimidating. The people are with Obaseki.
“Obaseki and Oshiomhole, as far as I am concerned, are one. Obaseki is a creation of Oshiomhole. Nobody can stop Obaseki from doing his two terms. We are behind him.”
Meanwhile, a former commissioner and member-elect of the House of Assembly, Washington Osa Osifo, refuted Idahosa’s assertions about Oshiomhole.
He said: “I am not surprised that Idahosa has said what he said. That he has even judged Oshiomhole that way is a sign of his own failure because he was Oshiomhole’s adviser for eight years and as an adviser he was supposed to bring the best from his student, even these his assertions are not true.”