VIDEO: Watch Obaseki, Oshiomhole confirm friendship despite political differences
The Senator representing Edo North Senatorial District and former Governor of Edo state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said the incumbent helmsman, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, remains his friend despite their political and party differences.
He said: “I thought the world should know that Godwin is my friend. Being friends does not mean we cannot debate or disagree but being friends means we treat ourselves with love and care and bring our followers together.”
Watch below how Governor Obaseki eulogises former governor, Comrade Oshiomole, with whom he has had a running political battle:
Oshiomhole spoke while giving his goodwill message at the 2023 Alaghodaro Summit, with the theme, “The Edo Story: Creating Shared Opportunities into the Future,” taking place in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
The Alaghodaro summit is organised yearly by the Edo state government, in partnership with the private sector, to mark the anniversary of Governor Godwin Obaseki in office and showcase the progress being recorded in transforming the state.
Oshiomhole, who thanked Obaseki for hosting the Alaghodaro summit and inviting him, said, “Regardless of what people say, we should not give the impression that different options translate to war. People don’t need the tears of leaders joining them to lament but taking bold steps to solve the problem facing the people.”
Continuing, the former governor said, “Having the privilege as a governor, I have high regard for the Office of the Governor and for the governor himself.
“To have all the civilian governors elected in the state present here today speaks volumes. We definitely belong to different political parties but the sum total of those parties is not equal to Edo state.
“What this means to me is that we can politic differently, but never have doubt about the shared commitment to the citizens of the state that should be the greatest in Nigeria”.
Earlier, Obaseki said his government has, in the past seven years, re-engineered Edo state for growth and development, and consciously laid a solid foundation for the state’s future.
Two former governors of the state – John Odigie-Oyegun and Lucky Igbinedion were also present at the event.
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