Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state, has apologised to those he harassed in the cause of carrying out his duties.

Oshiomhole added that he tried to make Edo state perfect, but realised that the more effort he put in, he could not achieve it.

The Edo Governor also commended members of the state executive council for their steadfastness, which he said contributed to the success of his administration.

Oshiomhole said “I also know that we have had to work long hours. I recall a meeting we had, starting at 9.00am, no adjournment and staying all the way to 7.00 am the following day. No break, no adjournment.

“We all agreed that we would do that and we would not adjourn until we had addressed the issue of the viability of this state so that we can deliver on our promises.

“I want to thank all of you. May God bless you; may God reward you. And we must have a sense of collective ownership of everything that happened while we were here. I want to apologise to those I harassed, and there is hardly anyone I didn’t, but it can be both ways.

“I wanted everything to be perfect. The harder I strived towards perfection, the more I realise that it can’t be, and I am still striving. I was always afraid to fail; it has been in nature. I didn’t design it. Thank you for tolerating a lot of that and for appreciating that nothing was personal.

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“I am proud of each and every one of you, and as Odubu said, let’s see ourselves as members of a particular class, like you have members of an alumni association, you have a particular class. May God preserve this class, and may the membership of this class continue to advance.”

President Buhari, during his two-day visit to Edo state, commended Governor Oshiomhole for transforming the state.