Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo State (l), and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National chairman of the all Progressives Congress, APC.

The two “warring” leaders of Edo politics, incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki and National chairman of the all Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole are set to meet after several months of altercation.

The two leaders, NAN learnt, have both been invited as guests at the 23rd edition of the annual Auchi Day, billed to hold at Auchi, Etsako West local government area of the state.

Oshiomhole, an indigene of a neighbouring community, is expected to grace the occasion as the Special Guest of Honour, while the governor’s invitation makes him Executive Guest of Honour at the occasion.

Other expected personalities at the event include, the first female Chief Judge of Edo State, Justice Constance Momoh (rtd), Hon. Miriam Abubakar a former State Commissioner in the Obaseki administration while the Chief Executive Officer of construction giant, Setraco Nigeria Plc, Alhaji Abu Inu Umoru would chair the occasion.

A source in the palace of the Otaru of Auchi disclosed that the Otaru of Auchi, Alhaji Aliru Momoh Ikelebe III believed that the festival would create the opportunity for the two to meet and possibly resolve their differences.

The source was quoted as saying, “Wednesday, January 8, 2020, will be very specific for both the sacred kingdom celebrants and their friends from far and near during which His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II of Benin is expected to be the Royal Guest of Honour.

“We are optimistic that Almighty Allah will use the occasion for the two political combatants to make them sink their differences.”

Auchi Day is an annual event held in the Edo north town to showcase the people’s various cultural dances and plays, to thank God for His protection, and also to promote religious harmony among the inhabitants of the town. 

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