Godwin Obaseki, the re-elected governor of Edo state has extended a hand of fellowship to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC members and leaders in the state.
The governor-elect while receiving his certificate of return on Tuesday at the INEC office in Aduwawa, Benin City, said the fight is over between him and his predecessor, the former APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomole.
He also called on Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC gubernatorial candidate in the September 19 Edo state election, and other members to join in the administration of the state.
“I am using this opportunity to extend a hand of fellowship to my brother Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and other colleagues in the APC to join us and work with us so that we can move Edo forward.
“On a specific note, I want to use this opportunity to call on the former Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomole that the fight is over and he should come and join in building the house where he was part of laying the foundation. We have no malice. The only thing we disagree on is the approach in moving Edo State forward.”
The governor added that both members of the PDP and APC are one family and cooperation is needed in moving Edo State forward.
“To our friends and brothers on the other side of the divide, we are one family in the pursuit to provide services and public goods for our citizens.
“Our citizens have decided that for now, they trust us more to provide the leadership. It does not mean that they do not have a role to play. It does not mean that they are not part of the family,” the governor stressed.