2019: Atiku Tears Obaseki, Oshiomole Apart

Contrary to expectations in Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, governor of the state and one believed to be a lackey of former governor, Adams Oshiomole, is proving to be his own man.

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XCLUSIVE MAGAZINE can authoritatively report that there are credible reports that Obaseki recently turned down 14 commissionership candidates from his erstwhile boss, favouring instead, an unusual recruitment of special aides put at close to 120.

Pundits say that the development is part of a silent tiff between both men ahead of 2019. Oshiomole, say pundits, is believed to have made a tactical withdrawal from President Mohammadu Buhari’s camp of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Instead, the former governor is now believed to be warming up to overtures from former vice president of the country, Atiku Abubakar, ahead of presidential election in 2019.

Governor Godwin Obaseki, is said to be uncomfortable with the move and would rather tarry a while in order not to heat up the political system in Edo state this early in his administration.

XCLUSIVE MAGAZINE learnt that Oshiomole has since demolished all political structures of Buhari in the state by wooing supporters away from it. We understand the former governor took the initiative after his supremacy battle with John Odigie Oyegun, APC’s national chairman and a staunch supporter of Mr President began.

A year after leaving office, the political horizon appears to be bleak for former governor Oshiomole after what appears to be his being kept in the cooler by “cabal” surrounding President Buhari.

“There has been no ministerial appointments from Buhari, he is hardly consulted on any matter any longer,” explained a former commissioner of Edo State who spoke on condition of anonymity to XCLUSIVE MAGAZINE.

Our reliable source further explained that Oshiomole may be paired with Atiku ahead of 2019.

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