…Says, there is no malice
BY VICTOR BUORO, ABUJA – In what turned out as ‘a volte-face’, Governor Godwin Obaseki, who was re-elected for a second term in office last Saturday, September 19, 2020, has extended an olive branch to his members of the opposition.
Obaseki specifically invited former boss and erstwhile godfather, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to put their differences aside and work for the good of the state.
In the words of Obaseki; “We have no malice. The only thing we disagreed on is in the approach in moving Edo forward”.
This new position marked a clear departure from an earlier position he expressed on Tuesday morning when he featured in Arise Tv programme during which he vowed to deal with Oshiomhole if he continued with his misbehaviour to disrupt the political atmosphere in Edo State.
Obaseki, shortly after collecting his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), made a U-turn as he opted for reconciliatory move as he extended hands of fellowship to Oshiomhole and Ize-Iyamu.
In the words of Obaseki; “To our friends and our brothers on the other side of the divide, we are one family in the pursuit to provide services and public good for our citizens.
“Our citizens have decided that as for now, they trust us more to provide them leadership. It does not mean that they do not have a role to play. It does not mean that they are not part of a family.
“I’m using this opportunity to extend the hand of fellowship to my brother, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and his other colleagues in the All Progressives Congress to join us and work with us so that we can move Edo forward.
“On a specific note, I want to use this occasion to call on the former chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, that the fight is over and he should come and join in building the house where he was part of laying the foundation,” he said.