Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki has directed state government officials to refrain from reacting to comments credited to his immediate past predecessor and the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole at the weekend.
In a joint statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, and the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Barr. Paul Ohonbamu on Monday, Obaseki said he had chosen the path of peace and reconciliation.
“The Edo State Government observed over the weekend, leading to this week, very hostile statements credited to our revered National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, across the various media platforms, including radio, television, newspapers and the social media.
“This onslaught against the governor and government of Edo State, widely publicised, has also been trailed by enquiries about the state government’s response to these attacks, from various stakeholders, both within and outside the country.”
“Consequently, the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, has instructed that no state actor, within Edo State Government, should make any comment whatsoever or join issues on the ensuing hostile comments and discussions.
“Obaseki said he has chosen to pursue the path of peace and reconciliation in dealing with these issues in the interest of the good people of Edo State and our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).”
Oshiomhole had at the weekend faulted the emergence of Frank Okiye as the speaker of the state’s assembly. He said the governor should reissue a fresh proclamation letter for the inauguration of the Assembly.