Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has accepted the apology issued by his deputy, Philip Shaibu, saying to “err is human to forgivie is divine.”
Recall that last week, Shaibu tendered a public apology after both men fell out following Shaibu’s indication to run for office after Obaseki completes his tenure.
“I use this medium to appeal to Mr Governor, if there is anything that I don’t know that I have done, please forgive me so that we can develop our state together” he said
Reacting to Shaibu’s apology, Obaseki while speaking with newsmen on Monday, September 28, said in good faith he trusts that the public apology as expressed by Shaibu is :genuine and followed by contrite steps to improve his conflict resolution skills.”
“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. In good faith, I trust that the public apology as expressed by the Deputy Governor is genuine and followed by contrite steps to improve his conflict resolution skills. I also enjoin the Deputy Governor to guide his proxies to act in accordance with his piety. It 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.” he said