Gov. Godwin Obaseki has told his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomole to allow him steer the ship of Edo State without interference.
Obaseki’s stated this via his Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele on Wednesday at a media parley held in Benin, the state capital.
“The governor must be the leader of the party. We know how party structures are managed in Nigeria. Why will Edo State be different? There cannot be two captains in a ship,” Akerele said.
He denied suggestion that his principal discontinued with Oshiomole’s programmes and projects as a way of fighting his predecessor.
According to the Chief of Staff: “There is continuity everywhere. Was the governor not given an award recently by the Nigeria Union of Teachers?
“It was as a result of the fact that we continued from where the former government stopped, which we were part of. The former government built structures but we are building the human capacity in the schools.
“We are now training teachers. That was not the priority of the former government. It made sure the roofs were not leaking, and that there were tables and chairs. We have to move and progress.
“We have to train human beings teaching the students and we have committed huge resources into building the capacity of teachers.”
“There are certain things that were bad in the previous government that we cannot continue. The good ones we will continue. They should leave the governor to work and allow him to be the leader of the party in the state.”