My Battle With Opposition Continuing – Obaseki

By Ola Adeola

Godwin Obaseki, Edo governor-elect, has vowed not to share victory with an opposition political party in the state. The party is thought to be the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which Obaseki’s installer, outgoing governor Adam Oshiomhole, gave three cabinet positions in 2008 as pacification for the electoral support he got from some of its leaders. Obaseki says this won’t happen when he assumes office as governor.

“I will not be able to accept anybody from the opposition political parties as a commissioner in my cabinet,” he said.

Hinting at unresolved political differences as underlying his hardline decision, Obaseki said: “Some people took advantage of the electioneering and tried to get at us. People had hoped that with the anxiety to win election, we would have resolved the issues.’’

The governor-elect also promised to form a team to prepare the 2017 budget for the state.


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