Even at Christmas, set aside by the world to celebrate the love of God in sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to save the world, daggers remain drawn in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo where its National Chairman’s family has allegedly rejected gifts from the Edo State Government.
Nigeria Everyday reports that the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and his successor as Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, have been at each other’s jugular over political differences, and succession plans. Obaseki wants to return for a second and final term, while his party chairman in Abuja has left no one in doubt that he is vehemently opposed to the man he brought to power.
According to Metrowatchonline.com, it was gathered that messengers from the state government were dispatched to deliver the conventional Christmas presents reserved for former governors of Edo State to Comrade Oshiomhole but were turned back.
The messengers said they met the mother of the former governor, who rejected the items, stating that her son would not accept the gifts.
The gift items meant for Comrade Oshiomhole include four cows and ten bags of rice.
The distribution of Christmas gifts is an annual ritual by the state government, which serves as an expression of love, further strengthening the ties between the government and the people.
The gifts are distributed to government functionaries, political appointees, heads of security agencies, traditional rulers, religious leaders, heads of institutions of higher learning, among other prominent people in society.