By Osahon Osahon
The Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has criticized the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole over his recent comment that the cold war between the duo was a “mosquito buzz.”
Obaseki, reacting to the comment, said when a mosquito (crisis) is not cautiously handled it could bite and cause malaria.
His predecessor, Oshiomhole had referred to the political crisis particularly between him and Obaseki in the state as a “buzzing mosquito around the ear.”
The APC national chairman had said, “The test of leadership is when a mosquito is blowing your ear, if you keep quiet nobody will hear and if you shout mosquito, mosquito, everybody will hear…May we not be provoked by it.”
But, Obaseki, speaking at the Edo Women Summit, as part of activities to mark his 3rd year anniversary, insinuated that the political crisis between him and his estranged political ‘godfather’ was caused by leadership style of his predecessor.
Reacting to Oshiomhole, Obaseki said, “They say we are mosquito, but we will show them that mosquito can cause malaria and if you are not careful, malaria will kill you.”
He boasted that with his administrations’ huge investment in the education sector, Edo would not produce another generation of touts.
He stated that his administration has opened up the political space that people do not need to be mobilised to attend political rallies, adding that the sectors his administration has made tremendous progress, including EdoBest, were headed by women.
“Edo belongs to all of us and not a few individuals. Edo is on the move and more things are coming.
“The fight we have been fighting about stable electricity will be won by next year,” declared.
He therefore warned his supporters, including the women wing of the APC, to be ready to fight for their right to good governance.