Obaseki revealed this in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, on Monday.
He said Oshiomhole was frustrated over his failure to govern Edo State for a third term using Obaseki as a proxy.
“In 2016 when Oshiomhole nominated and supported Obaseki, his hidden motive was to use Governor Obaseki as a pawn in his game to defraud Edo people and enthrone himself as the ultimate godfather of Edo politics at the expense of the will and wishes of Edo people.
“However, Obaseki’s refusal to mortgage the interest of the majority of the people of Edo state for the satisfaction of Oshiomhole and his handful of greedy followers, is the cause of Oshiomhole’s bitterness which has led him to bury himself in pursuit of an innocent governor who is trying to do the right thing for his people,” the statement read.
Last week, Oshiomhole claimed that Obaseki, who he nominated to succeed him in 2016, has become a snake.