By GWG Staff
Moves to reconcile Godwin Obaseki and Adams Oshiomhole are proceeding apace and could crystallize into a stronger relationship, a senior aide of the Edo State governor has said.
Mr. Taiwo Akerele, who is the chief of staff to the governor disclosed this on the sidelines of events marking his 44th birthday in Benin on Sunday.
Akerele who said the talks were ongoing at the moment, however, said that it was too early to disclose the state of the talks.
“Oshiomhole and Obaseki are very close; nobody should be deceived even as we speak. But of course, the issue they have is political and it is resolvable.
“The difference they have is political disagreement and it is resolvable; some factors came in and heightened the tension, otherwise this is a very minor thing.
“Remember, we were in Iyamoh during the Sallah celebration, that was in the middle of the crisis, we were there and we even blamed the media for the whole thing.”
“When the time comes, we will invite you just like this and address you.”
“(For) the Governor, getting the ticket is not in contention but we will go into primaries and the party has a formula for it. It can be either consensus or none consensus, whichever it is, Obaseki and Philip are ready. Ordinarily he should be given the right of first refusal.”