By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—LEADERS of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State and those of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, weekend, set their political differences aside to attend the burial ceremony of the mother of the Secretary to the Edo State Government, Mr Osarodion Ogie.
Governor Godwin Obaseki, immediate past governor of the state, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, Deputy Governor of the state, Philip Shaibu, State Chairman of the APC, Anslem Ojezua, State Secretary and Chief Osaro Idah, led many other leaders of the party to the well-attended ceremony.
Leaders of the PDP who attended the ceremony included the former Chief of Staff to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Mike Oghiadohme, Chief Amos Osunbor, Mr Matthew Iduoriyekemwen while the governorship candidate of the PDP in the last election in the state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu attended the service of songs which held last Wednesday.
Late mother of the Edo state SSG, Mrs Elizabeth Inaba Ogie was buried last Thursday at Ughelli, Delta state while the burial ceremony was held in Benin City Saturday. Niger Popular artist, King Sunny Ade entertained the large the crowd that graced the occasion.
Ogie who expressed his gratitude to all those who graced the occasion, described his late mother as “a motivator and the pillar of the family. I am very grateful to God for her life and what God has used her to achieve on this earth. We are sad because she is gone but her memories will continue to live with us”.
On the PDP leaders who attended the ceremony, Ogie said “that shows you how politically matured we are in Edo state. Here we don’t play politics of bitterness. You can see most of the PDP leaders who came wore the uniform and that is how politics is supposed to be played. I am grateful to every one particularly the governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki and our father and leader, Comrade Oshiomhole who found time to grace the occasion”.