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Idahosa alleges that Anenih Marginalised Esan People Not Oshiomhole

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Posted: Jul 19, 2016 at 6:19 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Francis Onoiribholo


Benin – Chief Charles Idahosa, Special Adviser to Governor Adams Oshiomhole on Political Matters, on Monday, disagreed with Chief Tony Anenih, former chairman, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), over his allegation that Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s administration marginalised Esan people.

Chief Idahosa said that there was no iota of truth in the allegation and that it was Anenih who marginalised his own people.

“It is sad that Anenih would come out now as a local government leader of the PDP to attack APC and Governor Oshiomhole of marginalising Esan people.

“But looking at the facts on ground, it was Anenih who marginalised his own people because when he was the alpha and omega, and ‘Mr. Fix It’ of Nigerian politics, he refused to make an Esan man governor because he wanted to be a lone star. He did not want any competitor so that people would worship him,” he asserted.

Idahosa said that when a graceful in-law of the Esan people in the person of President Olusegun Obasanjo wanted to compensate his people, he gave the governorship to Prof. Osariemen Osunbor but Anenih refused because he wanted Ugbesia.

“Immediately the Appeal Court sacked Osunbor who is Esan man, Anenih went into partnership with Oshiomhole and gave him four commissioners after celebrating Osunbor’s sack with campaign.

“When he wanted to go to his old tricks, he found a hard nut to crack in Oshiomhole. They fell out, Oshiomhole sacked his three commissioners, and that was the end of PDP in Edo State,” he alleged.

Idahosa also alleged that Anenih with the super power of the NPN then made sure that Prof. Ambrose Ali, another Esan man who did well for Esan people, was removed as governor.

“He made sure Ali was thrown out and ended up in jail.  So, Esan people cannot be fooled now by Anenih’s antics because Oshiomhole has done more for them than Anenih or PDP.

“All Anenih did was to empower his Uromi people and not Esan people and because of that Esan people started voting against PDP and that is what they are going to do again on September 10.

“This is because Oshiomhole brought water, roads and electricity to Esan land and that was what Anenih failed to do for them under his PDP,” he declared.