- Still in the spirit of victory, Godwin Obaseki has revealed that he had no grudges against Osagie Ize-Iyamu
- The Edo governor, however, stated that he only had issues with some people in his former political fortress APC
- Obaseki handed Ize-Iyamu his second defeat on Saturday, September 19, cruising to a landslide victory with 307,955 votes
Governor Godwin Obaseki has cleared the specks of dust on his relationship with the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the just concluded election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Speaking on Arise TV's Morning Show programme, Obaseki said he had no problem going into the guber election held on Saturday, September 19, with Ize-Iyamu.
The governor, however, said people surrounding the APC candidate and luring him into the ruling party including Adams Oshiomhole are those he had spites against.
Legit.ng earlier reported how Obaseki urged Ize-Iyamu to embrace peace and join him in moving the state forward.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with BBC on Sunday, September 20, after being declared the winner of the keenly contested election, the governor told Ize-Iyamu that the people have decided and it was high time he moved on.
Obaseki comfortably sailed to the shore of victory and was declared winner, having met all requirements by polling 307,955 and winning 13 out of the 18 local government areas in Edo state.
Addressing cogent issues during the Arise TV programme, Obaseki noted that this would be the second time he would contest against Ize-Iyamu.
The governor also added that he would be magnanimous with victory as he hoped to extend the olive branch to the APC candidate.
The governor submitted:
"This is not the first time I’m contesting election with Osagie Ize-Iyamu. I will be magnanimous, if he comes through, we will have that conversation.
"I think the problem is not him, I know. The problem is those around him, the ones who lured him to APC party. I have no issues with him."
Meanwhile, Obaseki vowed to show no clemency on his former mentor and godfather Adams Oshiomhole if he continued to "unleash his lions."
The governor said he would not chase Oshiomhole out as the former APC national chairman threatened him.
He said he would, however, show no mercy if Oshiomhole continued to constitute nuisance by unleashing his lions.
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