Governor of Edo State and governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the forthcoming governorship polls, Godwin Obaseki has again vowed to deal with the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole if elected for a second term.
The governor made this vow during the closing moments of his re-election campaigns in Oredo local government on Saturday.
Obaseki earlier on Friday mocked Oshiomhole as an illiterate who goes about disrespecting educated people.
This time, with emphasis on his earlier comment, the PDP candidate said September 19 polls is about contesting against Oshiomhole, who he alleged has failed to respect Edo people.
He said; “As a sitting Governor, Oshiomhole decides to pick who will represent me in my House of Assembly. Can you imagine the insult? That was where this fight started,” Obaseki said.
“Because he believes, in his own mind, that Benin people are like chickens – when you throw corn, they will run after the corn.
“This election is a contest with Oshiomhole. We have dealt with him at the national level, we will bury him politically in this election; because he has no regard for Benin people, he has no regard for us in Oredo, and we will show him that he is nothing.”
The rift between the two estranged political favourites continues to toughen even after several attempts by third parties to intervene.