Obaseki to Oshiomhole: Visiting without official notification is impunity

Sunday, February 23, 2020 8:55 pm | Daily News Headlines | 9 Comment(s)

Oshiomhole and Obaseki: The duo have been messy war

By Jethro lbileke

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Sunday took a swipe at the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for breaking protocol whenever he visited the state without official notification.

He spoke when he played host to former President Goodluck Jonathan who paid him a private visit, after visiting the family of Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, wondered why the former Governor who knew the protocol would deliberately refuse to follow it.

Oshiomhole who was in Benin on Saturday to attend the burial ceremony of late Madam Cecilia Agbonyinma, mother of Hon. Ehiozuwa Agbonyinma, was booed at the Benin Airport by some youths.

His convoy was also pelted with empty water cans, even as heavy security presence at the airport barred the youths from getting close to the convoy.

Also, the road leading to Oshiomhole’s residence was barricaded with two trucks, one of which was later set ablaze.

It was gathered that the barricade was to prevent any political meetings from holding at Oshiomhole’s residence.

Security was later beefed up around the house to forestall any attacks at night.

But, speaking to newsmen about the airport incident, Obaseki said Oshiomhole should have informed the state government about his visit to the state.

Jonathan had told journalists: “Traditionally, for somebody who has been a President, when he goes to a state, he has to pay a courtesy call to the Governor of the state. If you are not free, fine, but at least I informed him.”

Addressing journalists after Jonathan’s visit, Obaseki criticised Oshiomhole for breaking protocol by his failure to formally notify his office whenever he visits the state.

He said “He (Jonathan) is just extending the courtesy, as the President, someone who has served the country in the highest level and you heard what he said.

“There is a courtesy when you are going to visit a state, you want to inform the person in charge of the state that you are coming and when you have time during a visit, you can now pay him a courtesy call.

“Unlike the unfortunate incident, we have been having in Edo State. It is really sad where somebody who had been the Governor of a state visiting the state and does not realize that courtesy demands that he should inform the governor or the governor apparatus of his visit and the chief executive in charge of his security when he is in the state.

“It is really sad and unfortunate that people who have served, who should know better decided to behave the way they do or behave with impunity and other sense of lawlessness.”



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  • The next time i am visiting Edo state, I will inform Obaseki so he would not wake up again tomorrow and say I am acting on impunity. When did it become that one has to inform obaseki before visiting his own state? There is a curse in Benin that say that is the one that you have done good for that will become d evil doer that will destroy u In d forest. Obaseki take note, the same coin u have use to pay back Oshiomole who brought u to power from no where and against all odds, the same coin u will be paid with. Whatever goes around!

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  • Eni ba dale abale lo.Meaning in english a traitor will always pay the price for his disloyalty.Mark my words Obaseki will pay dearly for the way he is treating his great benefactor.

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  • This Obaseki is just an idiot!

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  • Obaseki! Obaseki!! Obaseki!!! Your AMBODELIZATION is crystallizing faster than I thought. Every move inches you closer, I bet you will receive the AMBODE treatment very soon. Mark my word.You are playing the ostrich. With all the manifest hostilities between you and Oshiomole, you want him to inform you while visiting his home state? The wise around you knows better. Why not seat, pause restrategize and mend fence? You are most likely going to lose out at the end of the day. If in doubt, ask AMBODE. Tick! Tock! Your days are ebbing fast Godwin.

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    • The he -goat can not Ambodelize the Obashaki. Obashaki is a Lion while the he-goat is an impotent goat.

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    • You mean Obaseki's political cremation? O yes! Without costs.

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  • If you are a Christian, refer to the Bible please. God bless you

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  • Just go through this. We should not continue to do what is wrong. We should also not sell our conscience as a result of hatred, misinformed, lack of respect or taking side with one side.
    1 Peter 2:11-17 11Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 12Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. 13Submit yourselves for the LORD's sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God's slaves. 17Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.
    Romans 13:1-7: Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience.
    Titus 3:1 - Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work.
    Hebrew 13:17 - Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
    Romans 2: 12-16 - For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
    Ecclesiastes 8:1-4 - Who is like the wise? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed. I say: Keep the king's command, because of God's oath to him. Be not hasty to go from his presence. Do not take your stand in an evil cause, for he does whatever he pleases. For the word of the king is supreme, and who may say to him, “What are you doing?”
    A word, it is said, is a enough for the wise. Want more understanding write: ccministriesintnig@yahoo.com
    God bless you.

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  • Does this obaseki of a man know that governorship is not a chieftaincy title? He is acting in most stupid manner. Oshimole is not my fan but Edo is his state. He does not need any invitation to go home.
    This man is mad for power he does not have

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