Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday, urged former Governor Lucky Igbinedion to jettison his ambition of returning the state governorship seat to the Igbinedion dynasty. Speaking to journalists in Benin, the state capital, Governor Oshiomhole declared that never again would the governorship of the state be a family business.
Oshiomhole while reacting to statement credited to the ex-governor that the next governor of the state would be produced by the Igbinedion family in the like of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, maintained that the embattled former governor was day dreaming.
“I am glad that I have been vindicated when I told Edo people how these families intend to destroy this state. And very interestingly, we saw in that same video after Lucky’s speech, how their candidate Ize-Iyamu assured that by this time next year, Igbinedion’s birthday will become a state event.
He said: “You can imagine how this people reason, so they think Edo State is the personal estate of the father, the son and their house boy. But I want to make it clear to Lucky that the next governor can never be from Igbinedion’s family.
The next governor will be people’s governor and that person by the special Grace of God is Godwin Obaseki.” The governor stressed further: “I am aware that they are in pains since I became governor. I had to retrieve all they held hostage and gave back to the people.
Our people will never go back to the dark days and my fight against god fatherism has been successful and that is why today any Edo man or woman can become a governor without going to any god father.
They are crying and I am happy and they will continue to cry. “So, let me tell Lucky my good friend to forget about the result of the election because his PDP and Ize-Iyamu his boy will not win. He should ask himself what his PDP has done in Edo to deserve victory, nothing. So they should stop this bad dream that they will win. Edo people have rejected the god fathers and they will never return.”