Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state who was re-elected over the weekend on Tuesday extended a hand of fellowship to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its former chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Obaseki said this after receiving his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with his deputy, Phillip Shaibu.
Obaseki said; “on a special note, I want to use this occasion to call on the former chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomhole, that, the fight is over.”
He specifically asked Oshiomhole to “come and join in building the house, where he was part of laying the foundation.”
According to him; “We have no malice. The only thing we disagree on is on the approach in moving Edo forward.”
Similarly, Obaseki also called on his strongest opponent in the election, Pastor Ize-Iyamu of the APC, saying; “we are one family in the pursuit to provide services and public vote for our citizens.”
He added, “I want to put it on record that the election of September 19, 2020 has been adjudged as one of the best conducted election in terms of it being free and fair.
“Our citizens have decided that for now, they trust us more with the affair of leadership. It does not mean that they did not have a role to play. It does not mean that they are not part of a family.
“So I am using this opportunity to extend a hand of fellowship to my brother, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his other colleagues in the APC to join us and work with us so that we can move Edo State forward.”