According to the statement released by his media aide, Crusoe Osagie , Obaseki alleged that Oshiomhole is angry with him because he didn’t allow him become his godfather. He further disclosed that, Oshiomhole supported him in 2016 because he had a hidden motive of using him as a pawn to defraud the people of the state.
The statement partly read;
“In 2016 when Oshiomhole nominated and supported Obaseki, his hidden motive was to use Governor Obaseki. who he thought would be a pawn in his game to defraud Edo people and enthrone himself as the ultimate godfather of Edo politics at the expense of the will and wishes of Edo people.
“However, Obaseki’s refusal to mortgage the interest of the majority of Edo people for the satisfaction of Oshiomhole and his handful of greedy followers is the cause of Oshiomhole’s bitterness which has led him to bury himself in pursuit of an innocent governor who is trying to do the right thing for his people.”