The Edo State governor, Comrade Governor Adams Oshiomhole and former chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih reunited last weekend at the 10th anniversary of St Anthony’s Catholic Church where the governor was honoured with an award for his services to the church. The governor, in his remarks on meeting with Anenih at the service, said: “Yesterday, I found myself sitting in the front row and then I realised that most of those drivers and shakers of politics and ‘politricking’ in Edo State are all Catholics.
“That, for me, is revealing. For me, the church has caused all of us to reunite in the state. So, I reunite with my daddy, Chief Tony Anenih and several other PDP and All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders. And the Catholic Church brought together the national chairman of APC sitting side-by-side with the national leader of the PDP. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ continue to moderate our actions and remind us of our oneness, of our commonality and of our shared commitment to work together to uplift our state and our great nation.”
Meanwhile, Chief Anenih on meeting Oshiomhole said: “I was in St. Paul’s Church in Benin, and as my son, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said, we were all there appreciating the efforts of the Archbishop. I want to say this, it is not because Adams is here. Last night, I was telling my wife that I met Adams in the church and with my immediate medical experience, I have decided to forgive all those who offended me. And I specifically mentioned Adams. Adams, without you saying it, I have forgiven you. As you said when you were a Labour president, you were my son and you know it. You came into politics and you remain my son. So, the common cook that used to cook ogbono soup for us is still there.”