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Edo South Traditional Rulers Endorse Obaseki

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Posted: Aug 4, 2016 at 6:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Francis Onoiribholo


Benin – Traditional rulers from Edo South Senatorial district of Edo State on Wednesday endorsed the governorship ambition of Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate.

This is coming just as the APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki, assured the royal fathers that if elected his administration will complete the ongoing general hospital project in Uhumwonde.

The traditional rulers led by the Enogie of Ogiomo, HRH David Igiehon, made the declaration when the campaign team of Obaseki stormed his ancestral home in Uhumwonde, pointing out that Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s performance in the state will guarantee victory for Obaseki.

Other Enigie present include that of Iguogboe, Emo, Ogha, Erhua, Osemwinda, Ibadan, Ugoneki and others.

According to Enogie David Igiehon, “Adams Oshiomhole has worked and has shown us love since he came. We cannot disappoint him because he has worked for our people. We have roads, schools and a beautiful city now in Benin. So we are going to support his candidate because Obaseki will work like Oshiomhole”.

Enogie Igiehon, who tasked Obaseki not to forget the Uhunwonde road which needs rehabilitation, presented a white chalk to him symbolising victory. He further described Oshiomhole as a political enigma and prayed that the ancestors will continue to bless him.

“We regard Oshiomhole as the political redeemer of Edo State who has come to redeem the state like Napoleon Bonaparte who came, saw and conquered his opposition for the overall benefits of his people”.

Dr. David Igiehon (JP), who later blessed Mr. Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy, Rt. Hon Philip Shaibu, called on the ancestors of Uhunmwonde and Edo to be on the side of the APC. He said “though the election is tensed but the situation can be neutralised”.

Obaseki, who expressed gratitude to them, assured that if elected his administration will complete the ongoing general hospital in Uhumwonde, asserting that “this place is my ancestral home and I will not forget that at all. We will provide jobs for our youths and I will ensure that Oshiomhole’s legacies are not abandoned”.