Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, on Friday, brought to the fore the need for Nigerians to continue to live in unity despite their political affiliations, while also emphasising that the difference in the ruling parties of both Delta and Edo States does not divide them.
This was in Asaba where Governor Obaseki attended the inauguration of Bridge FM, a radio station aimed at uniting people and bridging every divide in the society, which was commissioned by Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State.
Continuing, Governor Obaseki explained that political affiliations should not be considered more important than the unity the people of both states shared because in spite of their differences, both states shared the same heritage and were one.
He said, “Edo and Delta people are one. We used to be one state (Bendel). So political affiliation cannot divide us.”
Meanwhile, he commended the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Radio station, Dr Henry Nzekwu for the state-of-the-art facilities applied to broadcast quality material and the level of professionalism engaged in the setup of the station, adding that his administration would draw inspiration from the initiative to develop broadcast stations in Edo.
For his part, the CEO of the Radio station, Dr Henry Nzekwu, who noted that the station would broadcast on 98.7FM, said Bridge FM was set up to promote national unity, family values and economic development.
In addition, he expressed optimism that the best of technologies would be leveraged on to deliver quality services to the populace stressing that programmes had been created, promising that it would appeal to people across different sectors, age groups, tribes, religions and other such areas of divide.