The deputy governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu has tendered a public apology to his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Mr Shaibu gave his apology to his governor while addressing journalists in Benin, the state capital.
He asked for Mr Obaseki’s forgiveness, urging them to allow for a good working relationship so they could finish what they started.
“I use this medium to appeal to Mr. Governor, if there is anything that I don’t know that I have done, please forgive me so that we can develop our state together,” he said.
“We have just one year to go. We have been the envy of the entire country. So, Mr. Governor, if there is anything you feel that I have done, please I am sorry. I need us to work together to finish well and strong,” the deputy governor added.
The two leaders have been at loggerheads over what many considered started the quarrel was when the deputy governor declared intentions to succeed Mr Obaseki.
The News.ng had reported Mr Shaibu sued his boss, Governor Godwin Obaseki over alleged plans to remove him from office.
A court filing that was submitted on July 28 states that Mr Shaibu alerted the court about Mr Obaseki’s potential efforts to have him removed from office.