Oshiomhole rejects Obaseki’s Christmas gift as crisis rages


The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress and former Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has rejected Christmas gifts sent to him by the Edo State Government.

It was gathered that messengers from the state government were dispatched to deliver the conventional Christmas presents of four cows and 10 bags of rice, reserved for former governors of the state to Oshiomhole but were turned back.

The messengers said they met the mother of the former governor, who rejected the items, stating that her son would not accept the gifts.

The distribution of Christmas gifts is an annual ritual by the state government, which serves as an expression of love to further strengthen the ties between the government and the people.

The gifts are distributed to government functionaries, political appointees, heads of security agencies, traditional rulers, religious leaders, heads of institutions of higher learning, among other prominent people in society.

Obaseki and Oshiomhole have been locked in a political tussle over the governor’s alleged policy choices focused on prioritizing the peoples’ welfare as against alleged pressures from some politicians to share the state’s resources.

The APC has commended the rejection of Obaseki gift by Oshiomhole.

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