Idahagbon who is spearheading efforts by the party to shop for a more credible Governorship candidate come 2020 as against Godwin Obaseki having another term hosted a meeting of Edo APC leaders yesterday where Obaseki was roundly rejected.
In a recent interview, Barrister Henry Idahagbon, the immediate past Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Edo state, described Godwin Obaseki as a clueless neophyte who has failed politically and administratively. He has championed efforts by the party to replace him at the ballot in 2020 with a better candidate who, he believes, has the capacity and temperament for leadership.
The attendance of the meeting with Barrister Henry by Godwin Obaseki’s brothers is an affirmation of the Governor’s rejection by his own family members who are both appalled at his poor governance style and personal conduct.
Those who made the list are Pastor Eki obaseki, Mr Osamede obaseki, Mr Victor Obaseki, Hon Benjamin Obaseki aka Ciger and Mr Ewere Obaseki. Apart from introducing them, Idahagbon called them out one after the other and asked them to have a handshake with Engr. Evbuomwan, who chaired the meeting.
As earlier reported, the widespread disaffection for the Governor by his own family members is connected to Godwin Obaseki’s arrogance and immaturity which led him to tell his late uncle, Justice Otutu Obaseki, that he deliberately avoids his own family over an assumption that every contact with them would lead to incessant begging.
For a man who has such a low view of his own ancestry and familial ties, it is not a surprise he is finding it difficult to have any true support now that he has been discovered a failure – and staring rejection in the eyes