Fewer months ago, there was a rift between Gov. Godwin Obaseki and his political godfather c** two times ex-governor, Adams Oshiomhole which led to verbal assault; exaction of power, influence, and godfatherism authority over Gov Obaseki through the withholding of APC's Governorship ticket from him.
As a belief in Nigeria that a godfather has a power to do and undo through the establishment of unquestionable power, bribery and corruption, and high sense of political activities to maneuver electoral results and to remove a political godson.
Of a truth all hopes were lost for Gov Obaseki following the threat from an 'Almighty' Oshiomhole who happens to be a very influential person not only in Edo State but also in the political landscape of Nigeria at large. But for Gov Obaseki bid to erase godfatherism in Edo State system of government and to cleanse corruption from Edo, he defected to PDP where he got a ticket to contest for the Governorship election.
However, following the recent concluded Edo Governorship election reportedly won by the incumbent Governor, His excellency, Godwin Obaseki with the electoral score of 307,955 votes, leaving behind the second runner candidate, Ize- Iyamu with 223,619 votes, is a clear definition that political godfather is a man not God!
Who is thee to say when the Lord have not said? No one! Oshiomhole rants with his powers alongside with some top prominent Nigerian politicians to unseat God's own, but as an aphorism will have it, “Man proposes but God disposes.” Despite his vituperation and uncalled-for plans to deal with Gov. Godwin Obaseki, God still have His ways, and he won.
Godfather is a man not God, this is a message to the men at the top brass who thinks they have the power to talk and do, who thinks all powers reside with them, who thinks they can plant corruption into their political sons simply because they help them.
On a whole, this is not just a message but a lesson to others who tend to be like Adams Oshiomhole to reflect upon. On this note, I pray and wish His excellency, Godwin Obaseki to fulfill all promises as vowed in order to achieve all his goals and not to engage in corrupt practices.
Lastly, I reiterate from the scenarios between Adams Oshiomhole and Gov. Godwin Obaseki that Godfather is a man not God!.