The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has said that the sin he has committed, which has thrown the state House of Assembly into crisis is the fact that he refused to share public funds with some self-styled godfathers.
The governor, who was addressing a delegation that visited his Abuja home from Benin City, Edo State capital, said that the crisis that trailed the inauguration of the state assembly was largely based on the fact that some people, who claimed to have brought him to power wanted to administer the state government affairs.
He vowed that he would not Edo State to ”be a pawn in anybody’s political chess game.”
“The only thing they have said is that I refused to share money; I am not taking care of the people who brought me into office.
“I said 300,000 Edo people voted for me to be governor; if I do for the people, everybody will benefit.”
He also vowed that the state will not be left in the hands of selfish political gladiators marauding themselves as ”father” in the state in a bid to create confusion.
”Is it not ironic that in a state where we have one party ruling, and that has all the 24 seats in the House of Assembly, we have this kind of a crisis? “At the centre, we have our own person who is supposed to superintend (over) this (matter).
So, if your children are fighting and you cannot come and settle them, then what authority do you have to even be a father?
“I will not allow Edo State to be a pawn in anybody’s political chess game.
“For me, I keep asking the question, what have I done wrong? What is my offence that they want to now get people to come and create confusion in the state?”