THE seeming feud between Governor Adams Oshiomhole and two-time governor of old Bendel State, Dr Samuel Ogbemudia, was laid to rest yesterday after the former presented two jeeps and one utility vehicle to the latter as part of his entitlements as former helmsman of the state.
Presenting the vehicles to Ogbemudia at his residence, Oshiomhole commended him for the manner he handled the issue when he was askedÂ to return the vehicles given to him byÂ ProfessorÂ Oserhiemen Osunborâ€™s administration and praised his developmental efforts in the state when he was governor.
According to the governor, in the part of the state that I come from, the only road that leads to various communities are the ones that are fondly referred to as Ogbemudia road.
â€œYou demonstrated that what a leader needs is a clear vision and a total commitment to public good and the legacies are still here several years later. You have already set exampleâ€.
Oshiomhole admitted that he had always appreciated the good work done by Ogbemudia during his first tenure as military administrator, adding that was why he always had personal respects for him, even when they found themselves in different political parties.
â€œEven when I vehemently opposed to godfatherism, I never used any disrespectful language to your person.
â€œToday, I have come in full compliance of that law and in appreciation of the fact that you deserve it.Â I have brought back not the old ones we retrieved, but the latest models of such vehicles plus a utility pick-up.Â â€œI have also handed one jeep to former Governor Oyegun so that the policy affects everyoneâ€ the governor told Ogbemudia.
Receiving the vehicles in company of members of his family, Ogbemudia said he was overwhelmed by the visit of the comrade governor and equally elated by the kind gesture.
Thanking the governor, the PDP leader advised those working with the governor to always show full dedication, hard work and transparency in whatever they do so that in many years to come the verdict of history will be their favour.