Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has commiserated with billionaire industrialist, Capt. Hosa Okunbo, over his ill-health.
Obaseki, in a letter he personally signed, gave his best wishes, while calling on all to respect the privacy of Okunbo.
He said: “I am deeply sorry to learn about your health challenge. I most sincerely sympathise with you on this unfortunate development and want to assure you of my fervent prayers for your quick recovery.
“I assure you that my household and all your well-wishers will continuously have you in our prayers in this trying time.
“It is most imperative that everyone respects your person and privacy at this time.
“On behalf of the government and people of Edo State, kindly accept my best wishes, as we are hopeful that God Almighty will soon restore your health.”
Okunbo, who hails from Benin, backed the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for the September 19 poll.
In a letter he personally signed on Tuesday, he described as ungodly gloating over his ill-health on social media, stating he never claimed to be a super human being.
The philanthropist said: “My attention has been drawn to a rash of social media posts concerning my health and the inhuman manner in which it is being orchestrated to look as if it was as a result of the outcome of the September 19, 2020 Edo State governorship election, in which I publicly supported Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
“It is evidently ungodly for people to gloat over the fact that I am not feeling well. God does not approve of such disposition and those who engage in that pastime are only mocking and playing God.
“I have never claimed to be a super human being. I do not deny the fact that I am not well.
“I am outside the country for my medicals, which were delayed because of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. After a series of tests, my doctors confirmed that I have some health issues.
“It is, therefore, ill-advised and inhuman for those who are not comfortable with the position I took in the Edo State’s governorship election to joyfully circulate in the social media that I have health issues and that I have slid into coma. Well, I leave them all to God.
“I am over 60 years. I thank God who gave me the gift of life, an opportunity to live a good life, the grace to build a legacy of achievements and, most importantly, a good name, which is better than silver and gold.”