- Rivers state governor, Nyseom Wike has called on Governor Obaseki to forgive those who opposed his re-election
- According to Wike, the list of people also includes the former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole
- The Rivers state governor made the appeal during a thank you visit from Obaseki
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Following his victory at the September 19 governorship election, Godwin Obaseki, Edo's newly reelected governor, has been urged to forgive all those who opposed his re-election bid including his predecessor Adams Oshiomhole.
According to Premium Times, the appeal was made by Obaseki's Rivers state counterpart, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, September 23, during the Edo governor's thank you visit in Port Harcourt.
Oshiomhole was one of those who opposed the second term ambition of the Edo state governor after they fell out.
It would be recalled that the political feud between Obaseki and Oshiomhole took a turn for the worse when the governor defected to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) back in June.
Wike while making the appeal during Obaseki’s visit at Government House urged him to pardon the people who stood against him in the buildup to the governorship election.
The Rivers state governor thanked the people of Edo state for their show of solidarity and hailed Obaseki and his deputy, for standing firmly by the residents.
While noting that it was a motivating factor for them to join hands in solidarity, Wike expreseed delight that all the states in the south-south geopolitical zone now belong to one political party.
This development is coming after Edo's newly reelected governor vowed to show no clemency on Oshiomhole if he continued to "unleash his lions."
Speaking on Arise TV' Morning Show on Tuesday, September 22, Obaseki said he would not chase Oshiomhole out as the former APC national chairman threatened him.
Obaseki said he would, however, show no mercy if Oshiomhole continued to constitute nuisance.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Obaseki extended the hands of companionship to the members of the opposition parties including the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Obaseki stated that the time of election is over and the next thing henceforth is for the opposition members and his former benefactors to join him in moving Edo forward.
While being presented with his returning certificate alongside his deputy on Tuesday, September 22, Obaseki called on his predecessor and the candidate of APC to join the moving train.
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