Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, a former Governor of Edo State, has vowed not to rest until his replacement, Godwin Obaseki is removed from office in the upcoming state governorship election.
Oshiomhole spoke to a crowd of All Progressives Congress, APC, supporters who received him on his arrival from Abuja at the weekend.
Oshiomhole lamented that Obaseki, whom he nominated in 2016 to replace him, allegedly became a snake and began battling party members by damaging their assets and unjustifiably arresting them.
“I have come home for only one project. I am not going back to Abuja until the project is completed. I came back home not to rest, but to work,” Oshiomhole said.
“The governor was demolishing the houses of our members while some were being jailed for trump up charges; these are the people who fought for him to become governor.
“I begged those who were being persecuted to take it easy, that they shouldn’t burn the house we all laboured to build because we want to smoke out the snake. Now, the snake has been smoked out of the house.
“A few weeks earlier, the snake said APC was his house and that he was not leaving. Less than 72 hours after saying this, he left.
“If we had burnt the house because the snake was giving us a problem, we would all have been homeless by now,” he added.
Remember that last month, Obaseki had resigned from the APC after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
His resignation came after his disqualification from participating in the party’s gubernatorial primaries.
Obaseki had been rejected by the APC screening committee because of what it considered faulty certificates.
He later left the PDP where he took part in the primary election of the party, and emerged as the nominee of the party for the September 2020 governorship election.
In the governorship race, Pastor Osagie Ize-iyamu will carry the flag of the APC after he was voted winner of the primaries of the Edo State Party with a total of 27,838 votes.