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2024: Revisionist Called Oshiomhole And His 419 Dennis Idahosa, By Hon. Justin Besta Ozeoya

COMRADE Adams Oshiomole cleared his friends with criminal records and outstanding history of failure but disqualified people of impeachable character. This same Oshiomole at a sober moment of his life once sacked Dennis Idahosa from his Exco as Governor of Edo state but the same Denco after offering him a jeep is now qualified to run for governor.

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On February 6th 2015, former Governor of Edo State Adams Oshiomhole issued public statement that Dennis Idahosa exited his government as Civil Commissioner over fraud to avoid public disgrace.

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Addressing the issue, his Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Louis Odion said, “Our attention has been drawn to spates of disinformation and untruths in a section of the media with regards to the sudden exit of Mr. Dennis Idahosa from the Edo State Executive Council as Commissioner of Investment, Public/Private Partnership”.

“For clarity, we wish to state that in the last two months, the State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, had received series of petitions, mostly from overseas, alleging that Mr. Idahosa was engaged in fraudulent activities (popularly called 419) on an industrial scale. The petitioners, purporting to be his victims, alleged they had been swindled of huge sums of money”.

“Disturbed and consistent with his zero tolerance for corruption or any conduct that might tarnish the image of Edo State or bring the country to international odium for that matter, Comrade Oshiomhole had late last year set up a high-level administrative panel to look into the grave allegations discreetly”.

“After weeks of forensic investigations, the panel’s findings were startling”.

“Last week, Mr. Idahosa became aware that the administrative panel was on the verge of formally requesting him to answer those weighty charges.

“As a matter of fact, last Thursday (January 29), Mr. Idahosa had attended APC Mega Presidential rally at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium that was well attended in his capacity as Commissioner”.

“Curiously, he would dramatically reappear barely 24 hours later at the secretariat of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) announcing his defection”.

“We do not want to join the speculation that Mr. Idahosa’s defection was designed to pre-empt the report of the administrative panel or his action motivated by an external offer of protection”.

“However, in the name of decency and justice and international image of our country, we can only encourage Mr. Idahosa to come out in the open and answer the sundry allegations of 419 leveled against him”.

“Otherwise, the long arms of the law, though may be delayed by his new powerful friends, will ultimately prevail”, Oshiomhole said.

A Frontline section of the condition to qualify as candidate of APC states that you must have won your unit and ward in the last general election. Lucky Imasuen lost his unit and ward in the same election even as DG of the Presidential Campaign Council but same man still qualified ahead of Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu who won both his Unit and Ward.

Imasuen qualified because Oshiomole merely used his (Imasuen) name to collect the entire money for Presidential Campaign in Edo state, one of the main reasons for the abysmal failure of APC in Edo South. If Oshiomole doesn’t qualify Imasuen, he might open wide his mouth and spill the milk. Sad enough, this Pharoah of Egypt did not see any reason why a first class Professor of Law, Osarieme Osunbor should even qualify, but his former Deputy Governor eminently qualifies ahead of him. What a kangaroo screening? How did we get this dirty?

If Prof Osunbor didn’t seem qualified and Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu who won his unit does not qualify but the one who lost qualified, one thing can be very clear, the man who made himself umpire thinks and acts upside down, anti clockwise in that he’s not in search of quality but quacks.

Comrade Adams Oshiomole thinks that causing a political riptide in the South Senatorial district will leave him in leadership of APC for which he dreads the growing personality of Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu for immediate eclipse should Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu becomes Governor and engenders excellent service for which the homeboy is essentially known for.

Does a man who fears his own shadow, engrossed in inferiority complex like Oshiomole reserve a right to lead decent and positive minded people? The obvious answer is a capital NO.
Himself and his opinion should be swept into oblivion and let’s assume that Oshiomole never existed in the political landscape of Edo state.

We will recall that he preached one man one vote, let the people lead and no to godfatherism, but had actualized complete reversal of all he once believed. He only paid lip service to them to open political doors for himself. He’s a bad preacher who never practice what he preaches.

Hon. Justin Besta Ozeoya from Owan East.

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