as Oshiomhole continues to mount pressure on others
Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has continued to mount pressure on those who have indicated interest to occupy his seat come November 13th, 2016, when his tenure expires. However, those in his camp are already bringing in the sheaves, after harvesting one of the top contenders for the plum job, Osarodion Ogie, it was learnt on Saturday.
An authoritative source confided in www.johnmayaki.com that the Commissioner for Works will be compensated with a position after the election. He is rumored to be the next Secretary to the State Government, the governor was said to have assured him after making him to see reasons why he must support his anointed aspirant, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
Oshiomhole had met with a brick wall, when he first broke the news to Ogie and Philip Shaibu in Abuja sometimes last year.
The Governor was said to be alarmed, at the rate the news filtered into town, when he allegedly asked Ogie to step down for Obaseki but the former Labour Leader and Chief Negotiator renewed pressure and other political maneuverings around those eyeing the office.
This time around, he was on his way from Abuja on Thursday when he went straight to Ogie’s House, as an unexpected Guest.
Oshiomhole had arrived Benin in the same flight with the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere and the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Victor Edoroh at about 6pm on Thursday.
The host, it was learnt was taken aback, when the Guest sauntered into his Aideyan Home unannounced and unscheduled. After some political gerrymandering, the deal was brokered and the man agreed to work for the Governor’s interest.
This deal was struck not without some mouth-watering promises, it was gathered. All the incurred expenses and bills should be calculated and would be paid before Monday, 21st of February, 2016. Although, this claim cannot be confirmed, as at the time of filing in this report.
After the harvest, the entire House, including the Governor and Ogie were said to have moved in a long convoy into Osadebey Avenue, Government House to relish the joy of the moment.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Governorship slot is not vacant, if report available to www.johnmayaki.com is anything to go by. Hon. Philip Shaibu, the House of Representatives man, who had had disagreement with Oshiomhole was said to have begged for forgiveness and brought back to the fold.
Philip, it was learnt will deliver Edo North for the Comrade Governor just as he was reported to have re-located back to his Jattu Home to the political groundwork.
Philip made the list just as a former Secretary to the State Government, names withheld. It’s a matter of time and the real man between the duo would be announced.
Not done yet, the man who wears the shoe and who must protect his back has continued to traverse the Edo political landscape like a colossus, collapsing all collapsible political structures and whipping dissident party men into line through all manner of methods; stick and or carrot.