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Why Obaseki Must Let Go And Reap The Benefits Of “FORGIVENESS” A Reflection Of The Life Of Joseph As Written By Osigwe Omo-Ikirodah

Waking up this morning the first message that was revealed to me was the need to write on why His Excellency Godwin Obaseki must let go and reap the full benefits of Forgiveness.

So many people would not agree with my postulations and even close aides of the Governor will never tell him this, but truth be told we ARE ONLY AS IMPORTANT AS WE ARE BECAUSE OF THE POSITIONS WE HOLD. Gospel truth.

You see when God honours us with success and prosperity, we mustn’t forget to first honour Him and honour others.

Also, a lot of people as well would frown at my choice of words used in this article. Forgiveness for what? According to them what offence did they commit that necessitates forgiveness?

My article today is not about if Adams Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu or even the Palace have committed any sin to warrant forgiveness. I am writing on the ASSUMPTION that Obaseki was hurt hence his grievances till date. Maybe critically hurt and betrayed, just maybe.

So please read with an open mind or better still get your own impressions( which I care less about).

The story of Joseph is found in Genesis 37-50.’Joseph’s story took a large chunk of the Book of Genesis and it only goes to show that there are lots of lessons to learn from the episode. I am a well-trained theologian and a pastor with deep Biblical interpretations. If we understand the essence of the Holy Books then we should know that whatever we see written in these Holy Books is because there are lots of life lessons to learn from it hence its narration.

Joseph was twice a victim of betrayer by close ones. and in both cases, God turned all the missiles into blessings for Joseph. Obaseki should recall how he became the Governor in 2016 and reflect deeply. Now in life, it takes two to tangle, so assuming Obaseki was made Governor by Oshiomhole fine and good, in turn, Obaseki must have reciprocated in even a nicer way which we may not even know. So let us assume they both paid each other back in different nice ways.

Now things fell apart and the centre could no longer hold, every man had to bear his father’s name on the day of Judgement which was September 19th 2020. Obaseki like Joseph who felt betrayed was once again lifted up by God and made the most popular and influential politician in the State. Undisputed champion, Chechelenche, the Oga at the top, name it …Torgba.

Now, what are the life lessons to learn from the story of Joseph?

Humility
Fully forgives
Manage success.

In Nigeria today once you attain a good political height you become eligible to even emerge as the president. So in other words political life is still just starting for Obaseki, Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu, even you and me.

Now Oshiomhole worked like a horse when he was governor weda anybody like am or not, you see these leaders that Obaseki seems to be hell-bent on crushing economically by his actions were once the joy of everyone and not a selected few including His Excellency, but today Oshiomhole might be at the receiving end because Obaseki won a second tenure.

Bringing Oshiomhole down politically is normal in politics, but why crushing his economical interest and that of his allies? Of what benefit would it serve not to let go and fully forgive assuming the Governor was badly hurt?

“Set your heart to forgive those around you. This not only will heal your relationship but it will also keep your heart free from bitterness and deep-rooted resentment from the past.”

Obaseki has three years left, he might not know this but his legacies are gathering storm as a Fearless leader who never forgives, in other words, Retaliation Is A Must.

Now the most vital lesson aside from forgiveness which Joseph exhibited was managing his success. This is why Obaseki should reap the benefits of fully forgiving.

I can hear the Torgbarians shouting Never… Finish him as if na Mortal Kombat, let me tell you, in three years the Governor would be like every other person like you and me. But what would he be known for? Here is a brief list that a lot of people are counting and stockpiling up for his Excellency as his handover note.

Destruction of properties belonging to Dr Pius Odubu a former Deputy Governor, Prof Julius Ihonvbere a serving house of reps member, bitter feud with Hon Clem Agba and his family heritage. (KINGSHIP), revocation of farmland belonging to Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Unnecessary faceoff with the Palace over the return of Benin Artefacts, biter rivalry with PDP leaders in the State, destruction of some properties perceived to be owned by members of the opposition. The list is really getting lengthy.

Take note, all of these occurred after the electoral victory.

Politics is like a relationship and in reality, nobody really destroyed anybody politically. The fact is that who pays the piper dictates the tune. E b like boyfriend and girlfriend, no loyalty until dem put that ring for finger. Take it or leave it , all political FOLLOWERS NA ASHAWO na dem own dem dey find.

If the Governor should reflect deeply during his last gubernatorial elections he must have caught some snitches who collected money from him and pledged loyalty to the opposition.

Nigeria at this delicate time needs all its ethnic leaders to stand strong for their people irrespective of their political divide. Obaseki should as a matter of urgency reorganize his strategy to reap the bigger picture.

Look at Obasanjo that fought Atiku tooth and nail but yet supported him in the last presidential election, if he had destroyed Atiku totally would he have stood with him in 2019?

Lets us take the six geo-political regions and do a brief analogy and ask ourselves where the South-South lies? For example, the South West traditional council looks up to the Alaafin of Oyo and Ooni of Ife, the Nothern traditional council looks up to the Sultan of Sokoto and Emir of Kano.

Who do we look up to in the South-South? Only to see headlines of Edo State Govt in Faceoff With Benin Traditional Council over Stolen Artefact.

For me, Edo State should have a great stake marching towards the 2023 general elections and we all should be careful not to let animosity between ourselves teardown our chances of a great bargain for 2023.

Then for the traditional clappers know that like in the case of Joseph who would never have been great if he was not sold as a SLAVE so it is with Obaseki.

Osigwe Omo-Ikirodah senior correspondent Bush Radio Academy.

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