By Ayo Onikoyi
Star humour service provider and Sustainable Global Peace Ambassador, Francis Agoda, famously often known as I Go Dye has written to the embattled governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki who was disqualified by his occasion, All Progressives Congress, APC to contest within the June 22 Governorship Primary Election to embrace peace and drop additional confrontations with members of the occasion perceived to be behind his plight. I Go Dye made a duplicate of the letter accessible to Vanguard.
“Please, drop these confrontations and work out peace with all concerned. Lastly, let me remind you that they can’t shave someone’s hair in his absence, so the verdict against you was done on a collective basis by different institutions bigger than Oshiomole. Please walk away from further confrontations, so that tomorrow your profile can still be kept intact as a technocrat,” part of the letter reads.
“At this moment, you should understand that money doesn’t buy true loyalty. Look beyond pride and ask for reconciliation with every member of your party. You have done what you feel is right and I will advise that you should. Let go of these confrontations. Further damage is avoidable if you take some moments of silence to ignore some of the issues raised. Please, you shouldn’t listen to those who have made you go through this with their wrong advice. Please, don’t allow them to deceive you into greater confrontations by luring you to decamp to another party,” he added.
The comic went additional by chronicling his closeness to the governor and the National Chairman of the APC, highlighting his connection and dedication to the Edo State authorities.
The letter reads:
“Sir, I respect your data and I’m a person of agency perception in justice, equity and fact. This perception made me stand with Adams Oshiomole when his mandate was stolen from him, until we discovered justice.
In the course of my profession, I’ve met and carried out for you and Oshiomole. I used to be by no means an appointee or beneficiary of any contract whereas he was there as governor, which you might be conscious of, I’m at all times on my skilled normal. In view of my perception in justice for all, I do solemnly request that if you recognize that your rights had been abused, and the problems raised by the screening committee weren’t appropriate, you will have a proper to problem it wherever. I’ll stand by you on that observe, however when you really know inside your conscience, that they’re appropriate, please don’t carry your self to public ridicule.
I had met you intently simply 3 times, the primary encounter was when the thought of your changing into the governor began. You instructed me your plans of reworking Edo State to a mini Dubai. We had a heat chat while you began session with completely different individuals and teams, thereafter I met you once more on the victory occasion hosted by Oshiomole for you at Ring Road. On that event, I instructed you I’ll converse out,if issues went proper or improper. Not way back, I met you in Abuja and gave you my observations about a few of your tasks.
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As Sustainable Global Peace Ambassador, I had met along with your Deputy, Philip Shaiubu, on the onset of this difficulty along with your occasion and the National Chairman, which additionally prompted me to jot down Comrade Adams Oshiomole in your behalf, looking for a path to a peaceable reconciliation.
Sir, one of many points in opposition to you within the public area is the non swearing-in of the 14 House of Assembly members even after the Senate and House of Representatives intervention. It’s not too late so that you can do even now, in order to place your title within the Hall of Fame as a person of integrity and peace.
This difficulty is above the curiosity of the National Chairman, extra stakeholders in your occasion had been being offended in the middle of this agitations, even with a number of peace committees being arrange . You have an awesome mindset however many individuals are of the opinion that you’ve got allowed the recommendation and selfish angle of these nearer to you , a few of whom are envious of your place because the governor as we speak, becloud your reasoning.
Your shut pal, Adams Oshiomole is just not a saint, however he has been in a position to negotiate peace and loyalty of friendship with nearly each one that he had points with whereas forcing you in opposition to the want of his occasion members years in the past. But you haven’t received any of your aggrieved pals or occasion members to your aspect within the final two years. The hole between you, your fellow Benin brothers and kinsmen proceed to broaden. As an indication of respect to our Royal Majesty, the Oba of Benin, please name all of your brothers collectively and apologise to them, it’s going to go a protracted method to strengthen your prosperity and future happiness.
I stand to be corrected, none of you concerned in these confrontations is true or improper, what’s lacking is that candy friendship of childhood ,that has been challenged by western civilization. All the themes on this land belong to at least one royal inventory and indivisible household underneath the management of Oba Ewuare II , the nice Oba of Benin.
Please take time to be alone for someday, steer clear of many individuals and settle for the reality to your self, that it was grace that introduced you this far, not data or the ability of any man. Appreciate those that God used to meet his future in your life.
Quite a bit can nonetheless be attributed to your title, so, you continue to have an opportunity to attain extra infrastructural improvement than your predecessor, by elevating the usual. As a Global Goals Ambassador, I’d like to see a street challenge higher than Airport Road with worldwide requirements. This is a part of the landmark tasks that can converse in your absence, in any other case nothing could be used to have fun your tenure.
At this level I’ll remind you to try to full a number of the tasks that you’ve got embarked upon with an angle of excellence. The ongoing Ekewan Road, Amagba and Irrirhi Roads are too slender with out futuristic perception. The residents in these areas will undergo erosion in no distant time please do that in order that historical past won’t taint your legacies. Once extra, please take it upon your self to advertise peace, there isn’t any time too late to attain lasting peace.”
I Go Dye has turn into standard for his public letters to Nigerian leaders. On completely different events, he has written letters to President Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, Emmanuel Uduaghan, to say just a few.