Humiliated godfather and former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has said ending the reign of godfathers was his greatest legacy in Edo state.
Oshiomhole said this in an interview with Channels television in 2014
The ex-Governor of Edo state who fought former godfather of the state, late Chief Tony Anenih, to a standstill was trounced in last Saturday’s gubernatorial election by his estranged godson, Governor Godwin Obaseki.
The former Labour leader had fallen out with Obaseki, who he supported in 2016 to become the Governor, prompting him to endorse Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the APC flag bearer and Obaseki moving over to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on the platform, he contested the gubernatorial election.
Oshiomhole’s squabble with Obaseki contributed to his inglorious exit from the exalted position of National Chairman of the APC after he was suspended from the party by his ward chairman. He battled to regain control of the state through Ize-Iyamu but was thoroughly rejected by the electorate in the state.
According to the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Obaseki of the PDP polled 307,955 votes to defeat his closest rival, Ize-Iyamu of the APC who score 223,619 votes.