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We Are More Than Friends – Oshiomhole Reminds Obaseki

Peter Jerome

Adams Oshiomhole, a former National Chairman of the All-Progressives Congress (APC), has sent in a call of reminder to the Governor of Edo; Godwin Obaseki stating that their relationship has through the years developed beyond being friends to being brothers of different parents.”

The former APC chairman stated this while congratulating Obaseki on his victory at the supreme court and extending an olive branch to Governor Godwin Obaseki as he seeks to achieve rapprochement following the governor’s win at the supreme Court.

He implores the governor not to get carried away by the euphoria of victory. While begging the Governor for forgiveness and appealing to Obaseki to put the past behind and let bygone be bygone, Oshiomhole admitted that the events of the past were unfortunate, adding that he had moved on from everything, and advised Obaseki to be inclusive in his approach to governance and treat everyone, irrespective of political affiliation, equally as he is governor of Edo state.

Recall that Obaseki and Oshiomhole, who used to be formidable allies, fell out and became vicious foes in the build up to the Edo state gubernatorial election last year as both sought to gain economic and political control of the state.

The impasse led to social unrest and series of political shenanigans that forced Obaseki to quit All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) after the ruling party disqualified him from contesting, leaving his second term aspiration in jeopardy.

Obaseki subsequently contested the election on the platform of PDP, and he comprehensively defeated the APC candidate, Ize Iyamu.

However, his victory was contested by the APC who claimed his academic credentials are not authentic due to certain discrepancies in names, a situation that leads to acute legal tussle.

The supreme Court last week in its ruling on the issue dismissed the APC claim as lacking in merit and throw out its suit.

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