Global News can now authoritatively reveal that current political imbroglio currently heating the body politic of Edo State which has gotten out of the hands of the political heavyweights in the state is now being tactically resolved by Aliko Dangote. The richest black man on earth, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has waded into Edo State politics with a view to saving Governor Adams Oshiomole from impending disgrace and his boy, Mr. Godwin Obaseki from failure in the APC primaries.
Our ever-reliable sources informed Global News that Dangote may have moved in to save the battered face of Oshiomole who has lost a larger percentage of his credibility and brand values due to the way he is positioning Godwin Obaseki from taking over from him rather than Dr. Pius Diobu, his deputy whom he had earlier positioned to become the next governor of the State.Dr. Diobu who according to many enjoys the support of the State Assembly and State executive members have vowed not to give in to the ploy of Oshiomole to deny him from getting the party’s ticket to contest the state gubernatoral polls come this September
And while the very fact that Mr. Godwin Obaseki is Governor Oshiomole’s anointed candidate for the position of governor is now in the public domain, the fact that the Benin Monarch, Edo people and the APC in the state refer to Obaseki as ‘a pariah’ due mainly to the treacherous roles and various antics played by his grandparents, Mr.Agho Obaseki at the time of Oba Ovbonrhamwen which led to the destruction of the Benin Kingdom is not in any way paving the way for him in the political scheme of things in the State. Moreover, many political analysts in the state and across the country are of the belief that governor Oshiomole is doing a great disservice to Mr. Godwin Obaseki for not allowing the young man to explain his ambition and policy thrusts to the Edo people and queries the governor’s dictatorial tendencies.
Dangote we hear is leaving no stone unturned in order to ensure Oshiomole is not disgraced and to ensure the smooth take over by Obaseki from the imcubent Governor as this is very key to the smooth-running of his investments in the state.Just last month, Alhaji Dangote in a groundbreaking ceremony laid the foundation for his cement factory in Okapilla, Edo State which has the governor of the state and Mr. Godwin Obaseki in attendance. And as tongues have started wagging in many quarters about the sudden hot and growing romance between Dangote’s and Oshiomole at the tail end of the latter’s administration, the serial-investor has made his intention known in different fora and have also confided in some of his aides why Edo State is very key to his expansionist policies.
Meanwhile as the political brouhaha in the State continues unabated, many top-notchers of the All Progressive Congress (APC) party in the State see the crisis rocking the State House of Assembly as the second phase of the governor’s onslaught to remove Dr.Pius Odubu, the deputy governor from the equation. This according to many political watchers and analysts have also predicted a very dirty and messy path to the APC party primaries that will present the party’s flag bearer for the State gubernatorial polls which is just some months away.