Despite reports of disagreement between them, the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, paid a surprise visit to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole on Monday.
Oshiomhole is the immediate past governor of Edo State.
Obaseki’s visit to Oshiomhole was a surprise one.
Oshiomhole, had on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir festival, visited his mother at his Iyamho country home when Obaseki paid the visit.
During the visit, the governor was said to have thanked the muslim community for the support his government had enjoyed.
He promised that his government would not fail in making the state a better place for all.
The host, Oshiomhole, while addressing his guest, was said to have warned him not to yield to the pressure to cause division in the state.
He however praised him for his leadership style, which he said was “uncommon”.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication, who spoke after the meeting said it was wrong for anyone to think that there is a grudge between the two political leaders from 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.
“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 twist the purpose of 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.”
On the crisis in the state’s House of Assembly, Obaseki ‘s spokesman said:
“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.
“No person or group of persons or institution other than the judiciary can order a state governor to do anything on a matter that is presently before courts of competent jurisdiction.
“We are a nation of laws and by the special grace of God, we will all be alive to witness the law run its full course.”