Curtis Eghosa Ugbor, former Senior Special Assistant to the Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on Media, has adduced reasons why his erstwhile boss is after him.
Speaking in Benin, the human rights activist cum politician, who was one of the political appointees recently sacked by Gov. Adams Oshiomhole, said he lost his job because of his perceived support for the gubernatorial aspirations of the state Deputy Governor, Pius Odubu.
He said he was been punished for no just cause.
Curtis revealed that the manner of his arrest few days before he finally got the boot was an eye opener.
Curtis was recently arrraigned in court by the Police on charges of writing inciting article against Oshiomhole.
He disclosed that his arrest on allegations of writing inciting comments on his boss was carried out by some 25 mean looking and well armed security personnel who thoroughly searched his modest home in the course of the arrest.
He said that his problem with Oshiomhole started much earlier last year when he escorted the Governor to Bayelsa State where he had gone to supervise the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Curtis revealed that his problem with his boss was actually aggravated by his advice that as a leader of the party he should try as much as possible to be neutral in the conduct of the primaries.
“The problem started after the Bayelsa State APC governorship primaries in the state. I also advised him to be neutral in the way and manner he handled the Edo State primaries as he is a leader of the party.
“I told him that even if he has a choice he should keep it close to his chest as we were all his children.
“However, barely a week later he announced that he is supporting Godwin Obaseki to succeed him,” he disclosed.
He stressed that since then the Governor has been at war with those he feels are not in support of his anointed candidate. This he added culminated in the sack of 12 such individuals who are his political appointees.