The New Nigeria Collective (NNC) on Wednesday joined the feud between Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and a businessman Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo by describing the previous as untruthful.
The group accused the governor of failing to come clean with his “acts of ingratitude and cruelty” to Okunbo in his reply to the latter’s “detailed letter” on Monday to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The reply, it added, was “a deceit” supposed to “mislead the general public and appeal to undeserving sympathy in his desperation for a re-election.”
Obaseki is searching for a second time period on the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) platform towards the All Progressives Congress (APC’s) Pastor Ize-Iyamu within the September 19 election.
In a press release by its chairman, Adeola Adewunmi, NNC claimed that Obaseki’s response was “emotional blackmail”, and that the governor “danced spherical the problems with out taking note of the clearly recognized points.”
In response to it, Obaseki was untruthful when he described Okunbo as his brother.
“If actually he was your brother or good friend as you claimed, did you ever attain out to him even after he mentioned at totally different instances that you just and your males ought to go away him alone?
“Why didn’t you additionally affirm to the entire world that Captain Okunbo was your brother and good friend by asking your foot troopers to cease all their assaults towards him, not less than, after you noticed a letter he personally wrote and addressed to the general public? However after that, the assaults escalated,” the group mentioned.
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It criticized Obaseki for calling a former APC Nationwide Chairman Adams Oshiomhole a godfather.
It claimed that the governor was “the best beneficiary” of the godfatherism standing he conferred on Oshiomhole.
It added: “Because the financial adviser to Oshiomhole for eight years, why did you not resign your appointment because you mentioned you probably did it professional bono, particularly if the person was evil as being painted now the identical method you are attempting to color Captain Hosa with lies…
“We make daring to say Oshiomhole did extra infrastructure developments than your propaganda of the final 4 years.”