“I am a mere mortal” Obaseki  reveals why he forgave Tony Kabaka

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Edo state Governor – Godwin Obaseki reveals why he forgave Tony Kabaka, the All Progressive Congress APC chieftain.

The Governor made the submission on Tuesday while addressing leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in oredo Local Government Area of the State over the reactions that followed his decision to forgive Kabaka and give him Christmas gifts.

Recall that Kabaka got Christmas gifts of bags of rice and a cow from Obaseki after he repented and asked for forgiveness.

Meanwhile, some people and stakeholders in state seemed not to be pleased with the development.

Governor Obaseki, addressing the issue on Tuesday said;
Humility and forgiveness should be the hallmark of any politician and it must always be remembered that humility comes before politics.

He said; he is merely a mortal who has also received forgiveness from God, so why shouldn’t he forgive a fellow human being who has begged for forgiveness, particularly at a time Christmas is being celebrated.

” Since last night, I have been hearing lots of comments that I gave cow and rice to Kabaka. I read some people who said, they are my supporters and I felt bad. I say they are not my supporters.

“This is Christmas, we are celebrating Christ, the basis of our Christianity and religion. Before politics we are human beings. So if we cannot show humility, then we would not be humble politicians.

If a grandfather can come out in the social media to beg for forgiveness, go to church and beg for forgiveness, who am I not to forgive the person.

“I am a mere mortal. I am governor today because of God, so if I play God, I am not sure God will forgive me” he concluded.

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One thought on ““I am a mere mortal” Obaseki  reveals why he forgave Tony Kabaka”

  • Tom Ellah Aleji

    Yes, to forgive is divine and no one is perfect except God. This is one politician that have acted and said it rightly.. Forgiveness is a blessing especially when an offender asks to be forgiven.

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