National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has urged Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, to run an all inclusive government in his second term.
Prince Secondus made the suggestion when the duo paid him and other party leaders a thank-you visit in Abuja.
“Your Excellency, our advice for you is that the election is over, the expectations are very high. You must now show the experience you came with from the private sector. In the political world, it is your ability to lead everyone together especially in this your last tenure that matters.
There are three arms of government – the executive which you head, even though you are the overall boss, make sure that the legislative arm, those who have offended you, who ran helter-skelter, bring them back, they are your children.
It is important that as the father of Edo, you bring them on board and work with all of them because that will be your legacy”, Prince Secondus concluded.
However, speaking to newsmen after the visit Governor Obaseki hinted that it might be impossible to work with the 14 dissident House of Assembly members who are loyal to former APC chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomole.
“We have a dissident group, people elected and refused to be inaugurated, they were not prevented. They were listening to their godfather who kept hoping and promising that he would unconstitutionally get the state House of Assembly to re-issue a proclamation even after the court had settled the matter.
For more than 180 days they did not come. They refused to represent the people. Those seats became vacant; that’s what the constitution says. They went to court after those were declared vacant by the Speaker. There is nothing I can do at this time. I wish it didn’t happen but people were playing god and promising what is not constitutional.”
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