Former Edo Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has described the incumbent governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki, as his brother.
They met for the first time after the Gubernatorial election at the Centenary Birthday Thanksgiving of Msgr. Thomas Oleghe and 18th Canonical Erection 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 the interest of the state at heart.
While stating that he has no personal grudges against his predecessor, Obaseki said he only dislikes his style of politics.
According to a statement from the governor’s office, Obaseki said the former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has not done anything against him personally.
“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.”
Oshiomhole, also hailed his successor, describing him as ‘his brother and friend.’
“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.”
Recall that the governor, who was elected on the platform of APC in 2016 was denied the party’s ticket for a second term due to intra-party wrangling.
He later got re-elected after defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC candidate and the anointed candidate of Oshiomhole and Bola Tinubu in the 2020 Edo State Governorship Election.