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Godwin Obaseki’s ‘kpalava’

Governor Godwin Obaseki, the executive Governor of Edo State is by chance one of the luckiest politicians in the country.

Oftentimes he was set to be disgraced by his traducers but things turn out in his favour and his shame has always been turned into glory at the end of the day.

He has not denied the fact that he is a child born under the proverbial lucky star, hence, he has continued to excel in all facets of life most especially politically. His journey into the murky waters of politics was facilitated by his predecessor Adams Oshiomhole who brought him from obscurity into the political arena as his worthy successor but little did Oshio Baba, as he is fondly called, knew his political godson would grow to become a master of his own.

Obaseki has recently been running from pillar to post since Oshimole returned to political limelight and won his election as senator-elect of Edo North Senatorial district and the APC produced most of the member house of representatives and other senatorial districts.

This is a sign that Oshiomhole is getting set to take charge of the political structure in the state. As Obaseki has refused to win a seat for the PDP in the senate or House of Representatives. As the house of assembly election draws nearer, Obaseki has been fidgeting that if the APC get the majority of the House of Assembly he might be on his way out of office as they might institute an impeachment process against him for shutting out 14 members of the house of assembly out from getting sworn and performing their duties as elected members of the house.

With reality setting in that the APC and Labour Party might gather most members of the house, we gather that Obaseki is losing sleep and that is giving him a headache as he is going around the state canvassing for votes to enable his candidates to win so his legacy as Governor can be sustained. As it stands he might not survive impeachment if he fails to do his homework as Oshiomhole is also looking to take revenge and take a pound of his own flesh dealing with his erstwhile political godson.

Sources say Obaseki has been left in the cold having fallen out with those who got him into power for the second time as they are all waiting to ensure they teach him a great lesson. Another source says the House of Assembly candidates vying for a seat in the Edo Parliament are yearning to ensure that the Obaseki spends resources in a manner that captures the aspirations of their various constituents.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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