Edo governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki on Monday, August 3 kicked off his re-election campaign in Akoko Edo local government area of the state in Edo north senatorial district.
The senatorial district is the domain of the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who is also a major political foe of the governor. Speaking to the large crowd of party supporters who welcomed him to the area, Governor Obaseki promised to build on the good foundation his administration has laid in the last three years and eight months. Receiving the governor in his palace, the Otaru of Igarra, Oba Emmanuel Adeche Saiki II, prayed that God will guide the governor and bless his plans for the state. Governor Obaseki at the palace of the Otaru of Igarra, Oba Emmanuel Adeche Saiki II.
“We pray that God will guide you in all your ways. You should not be discouraged in advising the youths against violence and political thuggery, because the era of violence and thuggery is gone,” the Otaru said.
Responding, Obaseki said that with the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the people need a leader with focus and one that is genuinely concerned about the well-being of the people of the state. Also speaking, the deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu thanked the people for their support in the last three years and eight months and sought their continued support and votes, come September 19.