Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Monday paid a visit to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole at his Iyamho country home.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communications, Crusoe Osagie, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
Osagie noted that the visit had dismissed the claims that Obaseki and Oshiomhole were quarrelling.
He said, “The notion that these two men are adversaries is being propagated by people seeking to profit from the challenges they have been working so hard to foment. You cannot blame such people really. Their talents and abilities are severely limited, so it is in their collective interest to create tension and drive division, but I can tell you that they have already failed.
“It is not in their interest for Edo State to progress, so they will try to twist the purpose of this visit. This is what they’ve always done and it’s their stock-in-trade.”
When asked whether Obaseki’s visit to Oshiomhole indicates that the governor would carry out the directive of the National Assembly to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly, Osagie said he would not comment because the case was already before a court.
“I cannot speak on this matter as it is sub judice. But I think the whole world knows that the Edo State House of Assembly has already been inaugurated. No person or group of persons or institution other than the judiciary can order a governor to do anything on a matter that is before courts of competent jurisdiction.
“We are a nation of laws and by the special grace of God, we will all be alive to witness the law run its full course,” he said.