Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Saturday said he would build on the legacies of late former governor of defunct Bendel state, Dr Samuel Ogbemudia, to transform the state.
He made the pledge when he visited the family of the late former governor to condole with the members in Benin.
Obaseki, who was represented by his the Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, said that Ogbemudia did great work in different spheres of development in the state.
He described Ogbemudia as a great man, who left a good footprint for Edo and Delta states to emulate in terms of development.
Obaseki prayed that God should give the family the fortitude to bear the loss, adding that the state would continue to remember the former governor for good.
In his response, Mr Samuel Ogbemudia, the eldest son of the deceased, lauded the state government for its support during their late father’s sick period.
He appealed to the government to continue to stand by the family at all times.
The late Ogbemudia, who was military and civilian governor of the defunct Bendel state at different times, died on Thursday night in Lagos, at 84.