Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Thursday said he has accepted the public apology made by the embattled deputy governor, Mr Philip Shaibu in good faith.
Obaseki who disclosed this in response to a recent public apology letter by Shaibu to him, urged him to caution to guide his proxies aiming digs at him to act in accordance with his piety.
He noted that as a person of faith, he was under obligation to accept the apology, following “an aberrant behaviour that contradicts what the people of Edo State stand for”, arising from
Obaseki blamed the feud on the deputy Governor needless filed unfounded petitions against him in the Nigerian courts, restraining him, the State House of Assembly and Security agencies from a non-existent impeachment process.
He said this followed by repeated breaches of protocol; unwarranted and unprovoked attacks in the media on my person and the State Government.
According to him, “The media frenzy as a result of the above and more, provided an impression of crises that has been precarious and distasteful to Edo people in the State and across the world”.
“Although these unwarranted provocations caused me severe personal discomfort, as a person of faith, I am under obligation to accept this apology because as they say, “to err is human, to forgive is divine”.
The letter said, ” IIt is my sincere hope and that of my other colleagues in government and all well-meaning Edo people, that these rhetorics will be put to an end forthwith to enable this administration finish strong and deliver the dividends of democracy to the greatest number of Edo people over this final twelve (12) months”.