A socio-political group in Edo state, the Bury Godfatherism Movement, has challenged Captain Hosa Okunbor to tell the world how he came about his stupendous wealth that runs into billions of naira, when the only known job he did was being a pilot of Okada Air.
National Coordinator of the BGM, Comrade Osamede Oghogho, gave the challenge in a press statement issued in Benin, in response to an open letter written by the business mogul to President Muhamadu Buhari, where-in he accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of castrating his businesses.
Oghogho urged President Buhari to discountenance Captain Hosa, reminding him of Okunbo-led onslaught against the APC in 2015 by attending all PDP rallies all in an effort to be in the good books of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The group said Okunbo should be ready to play in the mud, since he has thrown himself into the murky waters of politics.
According to him, “Hosa left Okada Air at age 33 and later surfaced to say he was now a billionaire without telling anybody what business he went into after leaving the employment of Okada Air.
“Hosa could not compete with the likes of Chief Igbinedion, Uyi Oloton and many others who own businesses in the state where people are gainfully employed.
“Was Captain Hosa’s salary up to N100,000 while working as a pilot over 30 years ago?”
The statement further stated that Edo people have resolved to finally bury god-fatherism on September 19 and that Captain Hosa cannot become another Anenih in this state.
“The village of Hosa is Orhua, in Uhunmwode local government but Hosa has never identified with his roots. No scholarship from him for indigent students from his village, no annual health care outreach or any support for the old and poor of Orhua, yet Hosa will say he loved his people.
“Hosa is not crying out because he love the ordinary man. He cried out to Buhari because the free money he had access to during the President Jonathan era has seized.
“A man like him could not say he is blind to the good works of Governor Obaseki.
“He cannot say he does not see that pensioners and local government workers are no longer protesting in the streets as they always did during the time of Oshiomhole.
“He will not say he is not using the night landing facility built by Obaseki at the Benin Airport.
“If he really cares for the ordinary Edo man, he will know that public schools in Edo are now the best in West Africa.
“Captain Hosa would have known about the reforms in Edo health sector and others like the modular refinery, Ossiomo power project and others.
“The letter to Buhari is dead on arrival. Buhari knows Governor Obaseki is working for the people and ungodly men like Captain Hosa will not derail Edo progress,” it added.
Captain Hosa Okunbo could not be reached on phone for a reaction.