The Ward 10 Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in the Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, Mr Stephen Oshawo, who was at the centre of the suspension of the ex-National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has spoken of the motivation behind his act.
The controversial suspension of Oshiomhole in the ruling party’s Etsako Ward 10 was one of the reasons that cost the ex-governor the chairmanship.
Oshawo on Thursday during his decoration with a political award for good governance by Mega House Entertainment, said his decision to suspend the immediate past Edo State governor was informed by the failure of the latter to pay him pension while in office.
The grassroots politician, who however, lavished praise on the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki, said; “You know, this government believes in development and the masses. The truth is that, when the former government was in power as the governor of the state, I was an insider, I was the chairman of Ward 10. I suffered many things and nobody knew me or recognised me.
“As a chairman to the governor of the state, I couldn’t receive my gratuity as a pensioner and as a chairman to Oshiomhole when he was still the governor of the state, I was not able to get my pension for eight months, but when Godwin Obaseki came in, it didn’t take him up to a month, he paid my gratuity and not only me but all the pensioners in Edo State.”