Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki has disclosed that he collected no kobo for serving in Comrade Adams Oshiomole for eight years in the state.
Obaseki made this known after submitting his nomination and expression of interest forms for the 2020 governorship election, APC national Organising Secretary , Emma Ibediro,.
Obaseki said it is wrong for people to say he betrayed Oshiomhole.
The governor said he not only helped Oshiomhole into power but also made sacrifices to ensure he emerged national chairman of the ruling party.
He said, “In life, everybody gets helped, everybody gets assisted. The person you talked about (Oshiomhole), 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.
“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.”
Obaseki, who has been having a running battle with Oshiomhole, warned the APC national chairman to steer clear of the Edo governorship primary election.