Real Reason Gov. Oshiomhole Sacks Omorede Osifo: Plus Chief Of Staff, Patrick Obahiagbon Connection
Following the sacked of the Edo State commissioner for Youths, Sports and Social Mobilisation, Honourable Omorede Osifo by the Governor, Adams Oshiomhole on the 21st of January, 2014.
Hon. Osifo, who assumed headship of the youth, sports and Social Mobilisation ministry about 10 months ago, March 8, 2013 precisely, was reportedly to be relinquished after the governor felt disappointed in the failure of the floodlights at the Sam Ogbemudia stadium of the state.
Information revealed that Lady commissioner, Osifo staged a Youth Summit and Concert which brought all the who's who in the entertainment industry to Benin City last Saturday; 18th January, 2014. meanwhile, The Flood Lights which was installed by erstwhile Governor Lucky Igbinedion administration 12 years ago, failed on the day of the concert.
According to an insider who disclosed us stated that 'the faliure of the stadium floodlight got the governor angry' source stated.
It was also gathered that the N75million budgeted for the the youth summit, which was handling over to the committee headed by the Chief of staff to the Governor, Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon, who gives order on the preparation of the event without the knowledge of the commissioner, Hon. Lady Osifo.
Information reaching us disclosed that, the beef within some of the key members in the governor's cabinet was a major reason why Omorede was sacked indefinitely by a governor she respect with so much fanatical totality.
Findings releaved that the whole problem for Hon Osifo all started from the Chief of staff, Hon Patrick Obahiagbon, who hails from the same local government in Edo State, Oredo local government area with the Hon Lady Osifo, and the major problem she has is that she is more popular than Obahiagbon in the LGA.
Sources in the government disclosed that the reason why the governor sent the Hon. Lady Osifo packing was because she had left the venue of the Youth Summit before the event came to an end, and also stated that Hon. Obahiagbon went to whisper into her ears during the show that the governor asked her to leave the venue because her major assignment was to go and put the stadium in order, but our very dependable source close to the Governor admitted that he (Obahiagbon) acted on his own in order to deceive the female politician.
A close source stated that Obahiagbon was not happy with the news that The Oba was giving Hon. Omorede Osifo a Royal bead despite the fact he believes she deserved one. Fortunately for Osifo that same Monday evening she was sent packing from the Edo state Government, she was presented a Royal bead that doesn't just go to anybody regardless of your political office position, except that you deserve it.
This now made the youths to conclude that it wasn't the flood light that was only responsible for her sudden removal from office. It was the beef that have already existed among some key and certain members of the Government.
Before her sack, she was relatively been turned into a figure head commissioner as Bendel Insurance football club was taken from her and handed to a committee headed by the SSG and involving a top sport marketer from the same area with the governor, who was recently made an honorary adviser on sport to the Governor.
Confirming her sack, we sent a text message to the commissioner for information and orientation, Mr. Louis Odion who said; “He removed her, the comrade Governor reserves the right to appoint and remove in line with his vision”.
Efforts to call Honourable Osifo proved abortive as our text messages sent to her was bouncing back while her number was not responding as at press time.