– By Tunde Tee Olatunji
In a remarkable display of statesmanship, Governor Godwin Obaseki orchestrated a historic gathering at this year’s Alaghodaro, bringing together the collective wisdom and experience of all former Governors of Edo state – Chief John Odigie Oyegun, Chief Lucky Igbinedion, and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. This unprecedented convergence holds profound significance for the state’s political landscape and signifies a shared commitment to Edo’s progress.
The assembly of these political stalwarts transcends party lines, showcasing a united front in the pursuit of Edo’s development. Chief Oyegun, Chief Igbinedion, and Comrade Oshiomhole, despite their diverse tenures and political affiliations, have collectively shaped the trajectory of the state. This gathering fosters a sense of continuity and underscores the importance of bipartisan collaboration for the greater good.
The impact of this historic reunion extends beyond symbolic unity; it serves as a catalyst for collective governance. The wealth of experience these former leaders bring to the table can contribute significantly to addressing contemporary challenges facing Edo state. By pooling their insights, the state is poised to benefit from a harmonized approach to economic development, social welfare, and infrastructural advancement.
Furthermore, this display of unity sends a powerful message to the people of Edo – that irrespective of political differences, the leaders are committed to a shared vision of prosperity. It sets a precedent for future administrations, emphasizing the importance of continuity and collaboration for sustainable growth.
In an era where political polarization often dominates headlines, the coming together of all the Governors of Edo state thus far, exemplifies a refreshing departure from divisive politics. It reflects a mature acknowledgment that the interests of the state transcend individual ambitions and party lines.
As Edo state navigates the challenges of the 21st century, the collective wisdom gathered at Alaghodaro 2023 stands as a beacon of hope. The collaboration between past and present leaders paves the way for a more robust and inclusive approach to governance, ultimately steering Edo towards a future marked by progress, prosperity, and sustained unity.
Tunde Tee Olatunji is a media aide to Governor Godwin Obaseki