The 1st Lady of any state is supposed to be the wife of the Governor of that state.
In Edo State,the situation is very different.
Since the death of Comrade Adams Oshiomole’s wife,the office of the 1st Lady,the Governor’s mother has taken over the function of the 1st Lady of the state.
Since the death of her son’s wife, she has been enjoying all the trappings attached to the office of the 1st Lady and her house at Iyamo,near Auchi in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State is a Mecca of sort with visitors and favor seekers coming and going.
Indeed, the house is a beehive of activities.
Mama Oshiomole is in her 70’s and like her Comrade son,she enjoys talking a lot.
In fact between her and the son,they have perfected the art of talking so much that it is difficult to determine the other.
All manner of people troop to her Iyamo home to see her.
This is a pointer to the amount of political influence,she wields interestingly,the profile of the visitors is diverse as they across classes,such as businessman,contractors and politicians,who besiege her house on daily basis from the rise of the sun to its set for one political favour or another.
The politicians even try to outdo themselves in bid to secure her attention.
Currently,Mama Oshiomole along with wives of Council Chairman is campaigning for second term for her Comrade son.
Despite her age,she still seems agile to mount the soap box and campaign vigorously for the son’s second term bid