Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has accepted the public apology made by his deputy, Philip Shaibu, saying that as a person of faith, he was under obligation to accept the apology.
In a letter entitled, “Re: Public Apology By The Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu,” the governor said in good faith, he trusts that the public apology expressed by Shaibu was genuine and followed by contrite steps to improve his conflict resolution skills.
The governor described earlier Shuaibu’s behaviour as aberrant that contradicts what the people of Edo State stand for.
“To name a few, the deputy governor needlessly filed unfounded petitions in the Nigerian courts restraining me, the State House of Assembly and security agencies from a non-existent impeachment process, followed by repeated breaches of protocol; unwarranted and unprovoked attacks in the media on my person and the state government. The media frenzy as a result of the above and more provided an impression of crises, which has been precarious and distasteful to Edo people in the State and across the world.
“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,’” he said in the letter.
He expressed hope that now that the matter is at an end, it will enable his administration to finish strong in its final 12 months.