Deputy Governor of Edo state, Dr Pius Egberanmen Odubu, on Monday berated those he described as mischief-makers who are bent on destroying the cordial relationship between him and his principal, Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
The deputy Governor, who made the assertion while debunking allegation that he sponsored native doctors to kill his boss Adams Oshiomhole, declared “the allegation is being fuelled by mischief makers and blackmailers who are bent on destroying my cordial relationship with my boss.
Meanwhile Dr Odubu has also raised an alarm over alleged plots by some persons to circular fliers round Benin City with a view to further destroy his image and further fuel crisis between him and the Comrade Governor.
A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Odubu said “as a practising Catholic Dr Odubu will not do anything that is unbecoming of a true Christian in the name of politics. God knows that he has never had any pact with any witch/native doctor to kill anyone or avenge for him and he will never condescend to that extent as long as God lives. It is against his faith.
“The Bible teaches that even when the innocent suffers and mischief makers and traducers appear to triumph, by their chief blackmail, it is for God alone to avenge. The Bible teaches that even when the innocent suffers and mischief makers and traducers appear to triumph by cheap blackmail, it is for God alone to avenge.
“The Deputy Governor will by the special Grace of God, continue to disappoint the dubious expectations of those who are bent on driving a wedge between him and the Comrade Governor. It is his nature and character to be loyal to those who God has set over him because they are His instruments.
“At times like this, blackmailers are at their best but the Deputy Governor has decided to take solace in God who knows the hearts of men, trusting and believing as always that God will vindicate the just.
He wishes to reiterate that he has no rift with the Comrade Governor who he reveres and deeply appreciates” it stated.