The suspended National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and his co-travellers in the EPM are being induced by Mrs. Funke Osibodu and the management of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to oust Mr. Godwin Obaseki as Governor of Edo State, investigations have revealed.
The deal, it was gathered, is being brokered by former Edo State House of Assembly member and member-elect of the present EDHA, Hon. Chris Okaeben.
Sources within the management of BEDC disclosed that some members of the power company’s top echelon have expressed frustration at the way and manner in which Mrs. Funke is running the corporation and fleecing the people of Edo and other BEDC coverage states.
Recall that the Godwin Obaseki administration has been at loggerheads with the BEDC for months over it’s poor service delivery to and daylight robbery of Edo residents.
Our sources revealed that Mrs. Osibodu has vowed to do her best to ensure that Godwin Obaseki is not returned as governor after the governor walked her out of his office during a visit orchesterated by Hon. Chris Okaeben.
She unsurprisingly took umbrage over her being walked out and vowed never to forgive Governor Obaseki.
It is alleged that although Mrs Osibodu has put the 14 Abuja based members-elect of the 7th EDHA on a monthly stipend of N3M each, they are only getting N1m per person as Hon. Chris Okaeben who is very well known for chicanery is keeping N2M for each member-elect to himself and by this making a minimum of N26m monthly for himself.
Although it is unclear exactly how much has been dispensed to Adams Oshiomhole between April last year and now, the source maintained that it should be running into hundreds of millions of naira. He said although Mrs Osibudo had grudgingly complained over the fact that she is not getting necessary feedback for all she has spent, she is nevertheless determined to see the process through to the end.
Also, Mrs. Osibodu is said to be very worried about CCETC-Ossiomo Power’s inroad into the state’s power sector. She realises that BEDC stands to lose Edo State to Ossiomo Power if they are allowed to see daylight in Edo State.
It is said that she is determined never to allow it happen.
For Mrs. Osibodu, it’s a race against time, as according to her, “all her problems in Edo State would be over by Nov. 12th this year, after a new governor is sworn-in.”