The Ward 10 Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Estako West Local Government Area of Edo state, Mr. Stephen Oshawo, who suspended the former National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has commended Governor Godwin Obaseki, for his developmental strides and concern for wellbeing of the masses.
Oshawo, who spoke when he received an award for good governance as an outstanding political icon of the year from the Chief Executive Officer of Mega House Entertainment, Goodluck Ogbeide, in Benin City, said Oshiomhole as Governor failed to pay him his pension and gratuity despite being his Ward Chairman but it didn’t take Obaseki up to a month to pay him and others their entitlements.
He said, “I am very happy for the award. This award means a lot to me. It means that I should continue to do what I have done that warranted this award because I believe in truth, transparency, and also eliminating godfatherism.
“You know, this government believes in development and the masses. The truth is that, when the former government (Oshiomhole) was in power as the governor of the state, I was an insider, I was the chairman of Ward 10. I suffered many things and nobody knew me or recognised me.
“As a chairman to the governor of the state, I couldn’t receive my gratuity as a pensioner and as a chairman to Oshiomhole when he was still the governor of the state, I was not able to get my pension for eight months, but when Godwin Obaseki came in, it didn’t take him up to a month, he paid my gratuity and not only me but all the pensioners in Edo State.”