Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
Edo State Deputy Dovernor, Dr. Pius Odubu, has debunked allegation that he sponsored native doctors to kill his boss, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, saying that the allegation was the mastermind of mischief makers and blackmailers who are bent on destroying his cordial relationship with the governor.
Meanwhile, Odubu has also raised the alarm over alleged plots by some persons to circular fliers round Benin City with a view to further destroy his image.
The deputy governor in statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Kelly Odaro, yesterday, said: “As a practicing Catholic, I will not do anything that is unbecoming of a true Christian in the name of politics. God knows that I have never had any pact with any witch/native doctor to kill anyone or avenge for me and will never condescend to that extent as long as God lives. It is against my faith.”
According to him, “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.
“As deputy governor and by the special Grace of God, I will continue to disappoint the dubious expectations of those who are bent on driving a wedge between me and the governor. It is my 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.