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He Is My Brother And Friend, Oshiomhole Says Of Obaseki


BEVERLY HILLS, March 06, (THEWILL) – Former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, on Saturday, described his successor and the incumbent as his brother and friend.

The Governor and the former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met at the Centenary Birthday Thanksgiving of Monsignor Thomas Oleghe and 18th Canonical Election Anniversary of the Diocese of Auchi held at Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Auchi.

Obaseki, who exchanged greetings with an elbow-bump in compliance with COVID-19 preventive protocols, with his predecessor, said they are both sons of Edo with its interest at heart.

Obaseki also said he has no personal grudges against his predecessor but only dislikes his style of politics, a statement from the Governor’s office said.

The Governor said, “I don’t have anything personal against Oshiomhole. I may not like his politics, but he has not done anything personal against me. We all are interacting with the interest of the country and the development of our community at heart.”

On his part, Oshiomhole, who was a guest at the event, hailed his successor, describing him as his “brother and friend.”

Oshiomhole said, “Once the Governor speaks, the matter ends. The Governor knows that pensioners here might not be able to do much, that is why he said every other thing required to complete the hostel of the Catholic School of Nursing and Midwifery in Uzairue, his government will do.”

Obaseki, who was elected on the platform of APC in 2016, was denied the party’s ticket for a second term due to some intra-party wrangling that had him and his predecessor at the epicentre.

He later defected to the People’s Democratic Party and defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC candidate and the anointed candidate of Oshiomhole and Bola Tinubu in the 2020 Edo state governorship election.