Thursday, 27 August 2015

Oshiomhole Vs Orubebe: Nigerians React

The escalating duel between Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state and Elder Godsday Orubebe, the former minister of Niger Delta has been greeted with extreme revulsion.

This follows the reactions of some disenchanted Nigerians who have taken to social media to express their annoyance.

The war of words between the former governor and the ex-minister of Niger Delta affairs garnered attention after the latter attacked the former for his inciting statement against former president Goodluck Jonathan.

While berating Oshiomhole for his remarks against Jonathan, Orubebe described Oshiomhole as a “villa sycophant” who is willing to switch allegiance to whoever is in power.

In a swift response however, Oshiomhole fired back at Orubebe who he described as a perpetual noise maker and a clown.

Hours after, Orubebe fired back at Oshiomhole, describing him as a ‘garage boy’.

This inciting remark has got Nigerians talking, see below:

Orubebe attack on Oshiomhole came after the governor blamed Goodluck Jonathan for Edo state’s misery.

According to him, his government was forced to secure a loan of $75million from the World Bank because of the former president Goodluck Jonathan’s looting.

The ex-minister’s popularity soared on March 31, during the collation of results of the presidential election at the International Conference Centre, when he led some officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to disrupt the exercise, as he accused Professor Jega of being biased.

He took a microphone from an official of the INEC to accuse Jega of taking sides with the All Progressives Congress (APC), requesting that Jega should stop further announcement of the results. Orubebe said the former INEC boss was attending to the complaints brought forward by APC at the expense of the PDP.