‘Governor fighting godfather syndrome to liberate Edo people, Nigerians’

Wife of Edo State Governor, Betsy Obaseki, has said that her husband, Godwin, is fighting a political battle not to liberate only Edo people, but the entire country from the godfather syndrome.

She stated this while receiving a former representative of Edo South Senatorial District in the National Assembly and member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT), Daisy Danjuma, who visited the state to solicit support for Obaseki’s re-election.

Besty urged women in the state to turn out en masse on Saturday to re-elect the governor to continue his good governance in Edo.

Danjuma canvassed support among the women in Edo South Senatorial district for the re-election of governor Obaseki on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

She made the call at a reception organised in her honour by Edo Women for Obaseki/Philip Shaibu in Benin City.

Explaining the need to support Obaseki, she stressed that there was the need to retain a performing governor, who she said, deserved a second term in office to continue his good governance.

Despite facing criticisms for endorsing Obaseki for a second term while in the All Progressives Congress (APC), the senator said the governor’s performance in all sectors of the state’s economy informed her decision to endorse him for a second term in office at a function in Lagos even before Obaseki’s defection to PDP.

“Governor Obaseki was in APC and I saw all he was doing in Benin City and other parts of the state. I then said this is not about party but about the individual.

“In my opinion he has done well, but as a trustee of PDP, I supported Obaseki for continuity even before his defection to the party.

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“Since Nigeria returned to democracy in 1999, former Governor Lucky Igbinedion ruled for eight years, Adams Oshiomhole also ruled for eight years, why is it that a performing governor will not do eight years? There is no reason a performing governor will not have a second term.

“I saw that Obaseki will do great things, that is why I said in spite of my political party, I must support him for a second term for continuity to be able to finish all the good job that he started and at the end of his tenure he will look for someone who will continue with his good works,” she said.

Daisy, who however, commended Oshiomhole for identifying Obaseki as the right person to succeed him to further develop the state, noted that a governor succeeds when he produces a right successor.

While advocating a violent-free election, she urged parents to sensitise their children on the need to shun violence, adding: “Nobody has governed for only four years in the state. Let’s vote right and wisely. No man is God. Use your Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) right.”

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