A Chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State and Special Adviser to Governor Adams Oshiomhole on Political Matters, Chief Charles Idahosa, yesterday, said that it was untrue that the Binis were ganging up against the governor as regards the candidate of the APC in the 2016 governorship election.
He said: “What the people are saying in consultation with the governor is that they will pick a Bini man that will represent the interests of everybody. There is no way a governor of this state can emerge without the input of Governor Oshiomhole. One, what are we going to campaign with? It is Oshiomhole’s works.
Secondly, Oshiomhole will lead the campaign. Let nobody deceive himself, all the elections we have won in Edo State were because of Oshiomhole’s credibility and integrity. The ordinary people believe in him, so he is very important in the whole arrangement.”
Idahosa, who ran against Oshiomhole in the 2007 governorship primaries of the then ACN, warned that any Bini leader ganging up against Oshiomhole will be making a serious mistake. He addressed journalists on activities to mark his 62nd birthday.
He said: “The governor told us publicly many times that he owes the Bini’s a lot for the support they gave him and that he will ensure that a Bini man becomes the governor and we are very happy.”