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The Chairman of the All Progressive Congress APC, Adams Oshiomhole has denied accusations of perpetuating himself as the new godfather of Edo politics, even as he challenged his accusers to come up with proofs
Oshiomhole stated this while fielding questions from State House Correspondents after leading some APC members to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja
Speaking on the latest crises rocking the party over the choice of Party candidate in the November 16 governorship election, absolved himself of any blame, but urged contenders to apply the principles of the rule of law.
“What is the evidence? It’s all about accusation. They have to give you the particulars of that godfatherism. What’s the evidence? I am a democrat. That I accept the credit, not only that, I fought godfatherism”
Oshiomhole boasted that he did not only destroyed the concept of godfathers in Edo politics but also “launched the one man one vote campaign to fight against election rigging anywhere in Nigeria and by the special grace of God under PDP with Anenih alive, and at his best, I won all the 18 local government areas and I won 95 percent of the total votes cast in my second term election.
“So, Edo people know me and I know them. I don’t need short-cut to sustain my position in the system. But you know that there is nobody in Nigeria who is not open to accusations. The important thing is that he who accuses should give you proofs “
The former Edo State Governor also condemned the use of few members of the State House of Assembly to elect leadership of the House, without the consent of majority of the members
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