The governor of the state of Edo, the governor Godwin Obaseki, and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, seem to have set aside the supposed crack between them when both men met on Monday in the latter’s village, Iyanmoh, near the Auchi area of the state.
Remember that Obaseki had a Catholic mass to commemorate the 80th birthday of former APC national president John Odigie-Oyegun, said things would soon return to normal in the state since he and his predecessor have no fundamental problems.
In addition, in his special message from Sallah to the Muslim community, the governor had ordered all citizens to avoid bitterness and resentment and work for the development of the entire state of Edo.
To demonstrate this virtue, Obaseki visited the current national president of APC, Oshiomhole, and his mother, Hajia Aishetu, despite the rumored differences between the two men.
A statement by the Special Advisor to the Governor in Media and Communications, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the visit would probably baffle a small fraction of the people in the state.
According to him, “the notion that these two men are adversaries is being propagated by morally and financially insolvent people who seek to capitalize on the challenges they have been working so hard to foster. You can’t really blame those people. His talents and abilities are severely limited; therefore, it is in their collective interest to fan the tension and boost the division, but I can tell you that they have already failed.
“They are not interested in the Edo State progressing peacefully; Then, they will try to categorize this visit badly. This is what they have always done and are their actions in commerce.
“True leaders understand that they represent the people in whose interests they should serve. That is why His Excellency has always said that state resources are only for people, and not for an insignificant minority and that nothing can change this.”