- Governor Obaseki has said he would not rule out a possibility of reaching out to Oshiomhole despite their political battle
- The Edo state governor also said he is ready to work with his defeated opponent, Ize-Iyamu if he reaches out to him
- Obaseki was elected for the second term on the platform of the PDP after he was disqualified from contesting on the APC's platform
The governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, has said that he will reach out to his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole if he believes that he has something tangible to contribute to the growth of the state.
Channels TV reported that Obaseki made this known when he appeared as a guest in one of its programmes on Thursday, November 12.
“If I find out that he (Adams Oshiomhole) has anything to contribute as a citizen of Edo, sure, I would reach out to him."
The Edo state governor, however, noted that at this point in time, he doesn’t see any positive contribution that Oshiomhole can make.
Governor Obaseki also said his main opponent in the recently conducted Edo guber race, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is yet to reach out to him.
Nevertheless, he stated that there is no bitterness between him and Ize-Iyamu, adding that he has said it on several occasions that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) should work with his government.
In the buildup to the 2020 governorship election, Obaseki dumped the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he was disqualified from getting his former party's ticket for the second term.
He eventually achieved the second term bid on the platform of the PDP.
Though the APC claimed Obaseki was disqualified because of some alleged inconsistencies in his certificates, political pundits believed he was denied the party's ticket because of the conflict between him and Oshiomhole.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Obaseki made a grand remark about what his re-election as the governor of Edo state means for Nigerian democracy.
During the swearing-in ceremony held in Benin City, the state capital, on Thursday, November 12, Obaseki said he saw himself as the redefinition of democracy.
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