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Amid rift with Oshiomhole, Obaseki says no sharing of govt money to greedy politicians again

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Governor Godwin Obaseki has said that the sharing of Edo State funds to greedy politicians is over under his government.

The governor’s statement is coming at a time there are strong claims that there is a rift between him and his supposed godfather and predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Obaseki, who spoke on Tuesday when he received Muslim faithful at the state Government House to celebrate the end of Ramadan, said that only God gives power and assured to do his best for the state.

He said, “Only God gives power. What is going on in Edo State is the handiwork of detractors who want to frustrate the administration so we can fail in delivering the dividends of democracy to the people. But that will never happen.

“As a governor, I will continue to do my best and spend the state’s resources to ensure the people get the best.

“The election is still a year ahead. What is playing out is a plan by very few greedy people who are concerned about themselves.

“We will continue to do our best in paying our workers and pensioners, and will continue to develop the state as the time for sharing money is over. The resources of the state are meant for the people.

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He asked his visitors to “continue to pray for the administration to succeed”, promising that he always support the Muslim Community.

In his response, the Chief Imam of Benin Central Mosque, Alhaji Abdulfatai Enabulele, appreciated Governor Obaseki saying, “We know leadership entails a lot of responsibility as we have witnessed your development strides in the state. We will continue to support and pray for your success”.

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