Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki on Monday, paid a surprise visit to his predecessor, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole at his Iyamho country home for the the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, amid rift between the two.
The governor who met Oshiomhole and his mother, Hajia Aishetu Oshiomhole, expressed his appreciation for the support he has received from the Muslim community in the state, while assuring of his commitment to the transformation of Edo.
Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communications, Mr. Crusoe Osagie who spoke after the visit, suggested that the visit would likely unnerve a tiny fraction of the people of the state.
“The notion that these two men are adversaries is being propagated by morally and financially insolvent people seeking to profit off of the challenges they have been working so hard to foment,” he said.
“You cannot blame such people really. Their talents and abilities are severely limited, so it is in their collective interest to stoke tension and drive division, but I can tell you that they have already failed.
“It is not in their interests for Edo State to peacefully progress, so they will try to mis-categorise this visit. This is what they’ve always done and it’s their stock in trade.
“True leaders understand that they represent the people in whose interests they must serve.
“This is why His Excellency has always said that the resources of the state, are for the people only, and not for a negligible minority and nothing can ever change this,” he stated.
Asked if the visit meant that a new proclamation of the House of Assembly will be issued by the Obaseki in conformity with the directives of the National Assembly, he however, parried the question.
“I cannot speak on this matter as it is sub-judice. But I think the whole world knows that the Edo State House of Assembly has already been inaugurated,” he said.
“No person or institution of Government can order a state governor to do anything. We are a nation of Laws and by the special grace of God, will all be alive to witness the law run its full course.”