In a statement on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Simon Egbuebulem, the former Edo State governor claim Governor Obaseki and his deputy do not have a political base in their locality to win an election.
Describing the duo as poor students, Oshiomhole said they lacked grassroots support.
According to the APC chairman, Obaseki refused all entreaties to build on the gains of the party by allowing peace to reign but rather threatens to crush those who brought him into office.
The statement added, “As we speak today, the governor (Obaseki) lost his ward, Local Government and senatorial district during the last Presidential election. As we speak, the governor is being represented by the PDP in his Federal constituency and senatorial district.
“These in my view were early morning signals about the need to change tactics, stop threatening people and saying you will crush them. Who are you crushing?
“But I won my entire senatorial district for Mr President and I am being represented by an APC senator and House of Representatives member. Then his Deputy, Philip, in Jattu where he comes from, in his polling booth where he and his family voted, Philip Shaibu lost.
“He lost his booth during his own governorship election in which he was standing as Deputy governorship candidate. So if he learnt from me, he should have learnt well because I never lost an election in my village.
“There is nobody in my village who can work against me because when I go home, I relate with them, I am an ordinary man. You must know when to talk tough and when to talk soft.
“When I am in my village, I am just like an ordinary man. I argue and play with my people. The only man that was in PDP in my village, the youths said how can he be doing PDP? But I said no, you have to persuade him to join us.
“And today that young man is one of my PAs. So he (Philip) is one of my very poor students, Kakhi is not a lesson and fighters must be tactful and strategic. No sensible man will fight people who voted for them. Those they are fighting now, some of them delivered 95 per cent of the votes in their units while they lost their own areas.”
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