Oshiomhole not backing Dangote Man, says Idahosa

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Jethro Ibileke/Benin
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State

Against the backdrop of rumours that governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state has given his support to a member of his kitchen cabinet, for this year’s governorship election in the state, a former aide of the governor and founder of Edo Accord, Dennis Idahosa, has affirmed that the position is open for all intending politicians to contest in the election.
Idahosa who is the immediate past commissioner for investment under governor Oshiomhole, made this known over the weekend during an interview with P.M. NEWS, in Benin.
According to him, “the field is absolutely free for all aspirants, and the most eligible and most competent one will be ‎chosen for that position.”
P.M. NEWS reported that some aspirants have kicked and expressed their displeasure over rumours that the governor ordered his aides to ‘go and market’ the Chairman of the State Economic Team, Dr. Godwin‎ Obaseki, popularly referred to as Dangote man, to the people of the state.
The alleged instruction by the governor to his trusted loyalists to start marketing Obaseki as his preferred successor, reportedly stirred anxiety and apprehension among leaders and stalwarts of the APC in the state.
But commenting on the issue, Idahosa said: “Basically, I don’t believe that is true, because, based on information that I heard, a large number of different organisations and leaders of the party, brought the suggestion ‎to the Comrade Governor to act on. And based on their recommendation, he acted on it by supporting a particular candidate. So, actually, it wasn’t Adams who suggested it to the people, rather, it was the people who suggested it to him.”

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Source:: PM Newspaper