A former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has described his rift with Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki as unfortunate.
Obaseki left the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following his rift with Oshiomhole, his estranged godfather in the build-up to last year’s governorship election in the state. After he decamped to the PDP, Obaseki defeated the candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, at the poll.
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the certificate forgery suit filed against Obaseki by the APC.
Reacting to the apex court judgement, Oshiomhole in a statement he signed on Monday in Benin, urged Governor Obaseki to be magnanimous in victory.
“Congratulations on your victory at the Supreme Court which has effectively laid to rest all matters arising from the last election,” he said.
He said the relationship between him and Obaseki had through the years developed beyond being friends to being brothers of different parents.
“Whatever happened is unfortunate and I believe God has reasons for everything. I have put all behind me and moved on.
“As I have consistently advised, please be magnanimous in victory. You are the governor of all Edo people regardless of political leanings,” Oshiomhole said.
Similarly, the candidate of the APC in the September 19, 2020, governorship election in the state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has appealed that the 14 members-elect should be sworn in.
Crisis has been rocking the Edo State House of Assembly since July 2019 when it was inaugurated. At the inception of the parliament, only 10 of the 20 members-elect were inaugurated.