Edo 2020: No pity for billionaire Hosa, says group

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A socio-political group, the Bury Godfatherism Movement, has called on Edo people not to pity Edo State billionaire, Captain Hosa Okunbo, in the issues he raised in the letter he wrote to President Mohammadu Buhari accusing Governor Godwin Obaseki of castrating his businesses.

The group said Okunbo should be ready to play in the mud like a pig since he has thrown himself into the murky waters of politics.

It said the only job Captain Hosa currently does it to protect oil pipelines.

National Coordinator of the BGM, Comrade Osamede Oghogho, in a press statement issued in Benin City reminded President Buhari that Okunbo led the onslaught against the APC in 2015 by attending all PDP rallies all in an effort to be in the good books of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Comrade Oghogho challenged Hosa to tell the world how he came about his so-called billions of naira when the only known job he did was being a pilot of Okada Air owned by Chief Gariel Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin Kingdom.

Oghogho said Hosa left Okada Air at age 33 and later surfaced to say he was now a billionaire without telling anybody what business he went into after leaving the employment of Okada Air.

He stated that Hosa could not compete with the likes of Chief Igbinedion, Uyi Oloton and many others who own businesses in the state where people are gainfully employed.

According to him, “Was Captain Hosa salary up to N100,000 while working as a pilot over 30 years ago? Why did he removed the ‘r’ in his surname to now be called Okunbo. One day, the answers will surface.

“Edo people have resolved to finally bury godfatherism in Edo on September 19 and Captain Hosa cannot become another Anenih in this state.

“Captain Hosa deserve no pity. He is no philanthropist as he tried to make people believe in the letter. To come to town once in a year and dish out few naira to those that could enter his gate is not any philanthropic work.

“The village of Hosa is Orhua in Uhunmwode local government but Hosa has never identified with his roots. His kinsmen do not say anything good about him. No scholarship from him for indigent students from his village, no annual health care outreach or any support for the old and poor of Orhua yet Hosa will say he loved his people.

“Hosa is not crying out because he love the ordinary man. He cried out to Buhari because the free money he had access to during the President Jonathan era has seized.

“Edo people is urged not to have pity for Captain Hosa as he expected. He does not love the poor. A man like him could not say he is blind to the good works of Governor Obaseki. He cannot say he does not see that pensioners and local governments workers are no longer protesting in the streets as they always did during the time of Oshiomhole. He will not say he is not using the night landing facility built by Obaseki at the Benin Airport. If he really cares for the ordinary Edo man, he will know that public schools in Edo are now the best in West Africa. Captain Hosa would have known about the reforms in Edo health sector and others like the modular refinery, Ossiomo power project and others.

“The letter to Buhari is dead on arrival. Buhari knows Governor Obaseki is working for the people and ungodly men like Captain Hosa will not derail Edo progress.”

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