The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has on Tuesday, August 13, blamed the Media for the feud between himself and Governor Godwin Obaseki, of Edo State.
TOS TV gathered that Oshiomhole made this known after a meeting between the duo, at his Iyamoh residence, in Estako West Local Government Government Area of the State, which dragged late into the night of Monday.
The APC Chairman, said that the Media was responsible for creating factions between the duo, for their own gains.
Governor Obaseki, who had appeared in the company of his wife, Betsy Obaseki, at the ISO venue of the reception in honour of the 80th birthday of the former APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, hurriedly left his wife to attend the meeting with Oshiomhole.
Oshiomhole, who spoke after the meeting, said that the rift between himself and his successor, Obaseki, was the creation of people with personal interests, just as he described Obaseki as his brother.
Speaking to Journalists after the closed-door meeting, Oshiomhole stated that the meeting was not unusual, as he was in constant touch with Governor Obaseki.
“From time to time, we have always been meeting; it is not an unusual visit. The meeting afforded me the opportunity to meet with my brother and with people I have worked with.”
He said that it was unfortunate that the Media likes creating factions for their own gains.
Obaseki speaking, also noted that the visit to his predecessor was not unusual, saying that he decided to celebrate Sallah with his former boss.
He stressed that the visit was to celebrate Edo Leaders, just as the former APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, was celebrated by the State, earlier in the day.
“There is nothing unusual about this meeting; today is Sallah, and we have just finished celebrating with the former APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, in Benin City, and we decided to come here to celebrate Sallah with my predecessor”, the Governor noted.
Obaseki added that people who think there is a rift between him and his predecessor, should stop thinking so.