Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State, today, used the opporunity of the swearing-in ceremony of nine permanent secretaries that he newly appointed to reassure Edo people that thw state was indivisible.
Those sworn in are Iryn Omorogiuwa, Efosa Aisien, Nyamali Erumuse, Igbinomwanhia Abieyuwa, Imoihosen Oziegbe, Peter Osagie, Sabina Chikere, Osawemwenze Kayode-Iyasere and Bernard Aigbe.
Mr. Obaseki used the ocassion to send warnings to elements working rou d the clock to divide the people of the state along tribal line.
He stressed that Edo people will no longer subject themselves to any form of division irrespective of political party affiliation and religion background.
According to him, “…Edo is one, irrespective of senatorial districts. We will not allow ourselves to be divided again; whether you are Edo South, Edo Central or Edo North, Edo is one.
“Some people just want to manipulate and try to create divisions where they don’t exist. They tell lies; they manufacture information and figures where they don’t exist just because they want to continue to divide and manipulate us.”
He added that: “…they have now met a government that has refused to be divided.
“Many of us share lineages across the state, so where is this issue of diving us coming from? Some people thrive when we are divided, we do not want Edo divided anymore.
“I want to tell these people who benefit from our division that they should look for another business because we will not be divided.
“We must now look for ways to organise ourselves properly and rely on ourselves internally.”
The governor charged the Secretaries to embrace team work and be dedicated in the discharge of their duties.