Immediate past Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Kabiru Adjoto, has threatened to expose several atrocities allegedly committed by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress and former Edo governor, Adams Oshiomhole.
Adjoto claimed that Oshiomhole is a deceitful man who has succeeded in negatively altering the destiny of many since he became the National Chairman.
Recall that Adjoto was sacked by the Supreme Court just two weeks after he was sworn in as a member of the House of Representatives.
He was then replaced by Hon. Peter Akpatason who is said to have the backing of Oshiomhole.
Speaking at a homecoming reception at Igarra, headquarters of Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, Adjoto stated that Oshiomhole has become an ‘Emperor’ wanting to lord over everybody and everything.
According to him, the people of Akoko-Edo have been denied, through Oshiomole, an effective representation at the National Assembly because he refused to give Governor Godwin Obaseki problem as the Speaker.
He said: “Oshiomhole wants to be everywhere at the same time. Everything he preached against that we supported him to fight against is what he is now doing.
“When Oshiomhole introduced one man one vote, we believed in him and supported him. We did same when he was fighting Godfatherism and insulting Chief Tony Anenih and Chief Gabriel İgbinedion.
“We were with him and even helped him to remove leadership of State Assembly that was against his government then. Whatever success you can attribute to him today, its because of the support we gave him.
“I was under intense pressure to give Governor Obaseki problem when I was speaker, but resisted because it is the people that will suffer when it happens.
“We are going to resist Oshiomhole antics. We will support Obaseki to make him succeed. He is doing wonderfully well and has surpassed the previous administration.
“God will catch them if they say Obaseki will not come for second term. Let them try it, that time, the whole world will know the truth about the Mobutu Seseseko Mansion and many other things,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Akpatason has reacted to Adjoto’s comments.
He described it as the cry of a frustrated man haven lost at the Supreme Court.
Akpatason challenged Adjoto to tell the Akoko Edo people the development he brought to the area as Speaker.
“Adjoto should be ashamed of himself for trying to deride Oshiomhole who made him all he is today in politics.
“What will he say his new found friend Obaseki has done for him rather than use willing tools like Adjoto to insult our leader Oshiomhole. They are bunch of ingrates and God will not forgive them.
“The Nigeria masses have always known and identified with the dispositions of Comrade and what he stands for.
“The APC National Chairman has always been recognized for his unassailable democratic ethos, his championing of political inclusiveness, pioneer of One Man One Vote; One Woman One Vote, his headlong battle against godfatherism, and several other causes that promote the Rule of Law.
“So whether Adjoto and his cohorts likes it or not they cannot change history,” he said.
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