Edo governor, Godwin Obaseki, said he dedicated eight years of his life to be of service to his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
The 62-year-old was the Chairman of the State Economic and Strategy Team while the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, reigned supreme as the state governor.
The duo’s relationship has been fractured so much so that they are publicly exchanging bitters with Oshiomhole averse to the incumbent’s re-election bid and pitching his tent with his arch rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Speaking in Benin on Wednesday ahead of the party primary, the governor pooh-poohed slur that he betrayed his predecessor saying the reverse was the case.
His word: “In life, everybody gets helped, everybody gets assisted. The person you talked about, he had no money when he left labour to contest. We knew what we did to make him governor. I sacrificed eight years of my life, pro bono. I collected no kobo to serve him in Edo.
“Today, we know what we have built because of where we started from. So, when you talk of betrayal, the biggest betrayal can be when people betray a cause, when they betray an idea. That is the greatest betrayal of all. It is like betraying God.
“When you said to God, this is what I stand for and then God gives you power, then you turn around and do the exact opposite. There is no greater betrayal than that. So, when you talk about betrayal, let us be very clear. I want to put it on record that I am grateful he assisted me, just as I assisted him. I know the sacrifices we made to make him national chairman. So, what are we talking about?”