Obaseki shows magnanimity in victory, forgives Oshiomhole

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has demonstrated the spirit of sportsmanship as he has forgiven his predecessor and the former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole for becoming a cog in the wheel of his second term ambition.

It would be recalled that the former Governor single handedly denied Obaseki the opportunity to contest the APC primary as he ensured the Governor was disqualified which prompted him to actualise his dream on the platform of the PDP.

All is now history as Obaseki won the election with a very wide margin to the contention of all.

The Governor who spoke while receiving his certificate of return on Tuesday at the INEC office in Aduwawa, Benin City, said the fight is over between him and Oshiomhole.

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He also urged the former governor to begin to work for the progress of the state.

Obaseki, however, extended a hand of fellowship to his rival and the candidate of the APC in the just concluded election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

He also advised leaders and members of the opposition party in the state to join his administration in order to ensure further development in the state.

He said: “I am using this opportunity to extend a hand of fellowship to my brother Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and other colleagues in the APC to join us and work with us so that we can move Edo forward.

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“On a specific note, I want to use this opportunity to call on the former Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomole that the fight is over and he should come and join in building the house where he was part of laying the foundation. We have no malice. The only thing we disagree on is the approach in moving Edo State forward.

“To our friends and brothers on the other side of the divide, we are one family in the pursuit to provide services and public goods for our citizens.

“Our citizens have decided that for now, they trust us more to provide the leadership. It does not mean that they do not have a role to play. It does not mean that they are not part of the family.”

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