National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams
Oshiomhole has said that the rift between himself and his successor,
Governor Godwin Obaseki is the “creation of people with personal
interest”, describing Obaseki as his “brother”, Igbere TV reports.

Igbere
TV reports that Oshiomhole made this declaration Monday night while
receiving Obaseki, who led members of his cabinet to celebrate the
Eid-el-Kabir festival with his former boss, at his Iyamoh residence in
Estako West Local Government Area of the state.

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Speaking to
journalists after a closed-door meeting which lasted for about an hour,
with our correspondent in attendance, Oshiomhole said the meeting was
not unusual as he was in “constant touch” with Governor Obaseki.

According
to Oshiomhole, “from time to time, we have always been meeting. It is
not an unusual visit, the meeting afforded me the opportunity to meet
with my brother and with people I have worked with.”

He said it was unfortunate that the media liked creating factions for their own gain.

On
his part, Obaseki said that the visit to his predecessor was not
unusual, saying that he decided to celebrate the Sallah with his former
boss.

He said the visit was to celebrate Edo leaders just as the
former APC national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, was celebrated by the
state earlier in the day.

“There is nothing unusual about this
meeting; today is Sallah and we have just finished celebrating with the
former APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun in Benin City,
and we decided to come here to celebrate Sallah with my predecessor,”
the governor said.

He added that people who think there was a rift between him and his predecessor should stop thinking.

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