National chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, rejected Christmas gifts from Edo State Government.
Special Adviser to Edo State Governor on Media and Communications, Crusoe Osage, disclosed in a statement on Wednesday.
Mr Osagie said the conventional Christmas presents reserved for former governors of the state that were sent to Mr Oshiomhole were turned back.
He said that messengers from the state government were dispatched to deliver the gifts on Christmas Eve.
“The messengers said they met the mother of the former governor who rejected the items, stating that her son would not accept the gifts.
“The gift items meant for Comrade Oshiomhole include four cows and ten bags of rice,” the statement said.
Osagie added that the distribution of Christmas gifts was an annual ritual by the state government which serves as an expression of love, further strengthening the ties between the government and the people.
He said the gifts were distributed to other government functionaries, political appointees, heads of security agencies, traditional rulers, religious leaders and heads of institutions of higher learning, among other prominent people in the society.
Facts emerging from sources have it that it rejection is connected to the rift between Obaseki and Oshiomhole over the political soul of Edo whi h have been since the beginning of the formers administration.