As reactions continue to trail the just concluded governorship election in Edo state, which saw the emergence of Godwin Obaseki as governor for a second term, founder and President of David Umahi Nweze Akubaraoha Ebonyi Transformation Agenda (DUNAETA), Lady Monica Chidinma Eze, has joined in solidarity with Obaseki and the Edo state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party.
In a statement made available to Emerald News, Lady Monica recalled how Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State predicted about eight months ago that Governor Godwin Obasaki will be re-elected and to the pride of members of the PDP family, his prophecy came to fruition when on the 20th September, 2020, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) formally declared Obaseki winner of the Edo state gubernatorial election held on Saturday, 19th September, 2020.
According to the result as declared by INEC, Governor Godwin Obasaki of PDP polled 307, 955 Votes to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Ize-Iyamu of APC who polled 223, 619 Votes.
Lady Monica, erstwhile Technical Adviser to Governor Umahi, emphasized that only a governor with a divine inspiration, perception, mentality and most importantly, with the fear of God could be bold enough to make such a declaration even when he was in a different political party then.
Lady Monica AKA Ada Ebonyi recalled that Governor Umahi made the declaration while addressing Mr. Obaseki’s wife, Betsy, and other Southern governors’ wives who were on a courtesy call on him in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital in January, 2020. The Southern Governors’ wives were in the state for the Southern Nigeria Governors’ Wives Forum quarterly meeting.
Lady Monica AKA Ada Ebonyi recalled the exact words of Governor Umahi thus, “Power belongs to God and no matter what anybody will do, it is God that has the final say and I can assure you Ma, you know as an apostle of the Most High God, I also prophesy, and because of the good work your husband is doing for the people of Edo State, no man can unseat him.
“Even in our NEC meeting, when Obaseki speaks, you see Economics. You see a man that came from a private sector background and so, we can’t wish that away. So, congratulations to you in advance and to all of us. “Let me reiterate that Godwin Obaseki will be re-elected Governor of Edo State and nothing will stop his re-election because he has done well and deserves to continue in office.”
Governor Umahi has influenced the construction of a lot of churches even when he was not in government and today to his credit he has ensured the great benefit and welfare of most men of God in his state and most importantly, he constructed the highest and most beautiful church auditorium in the entire West African subregion by any government organ. One can now understand why God didn’t want his prophecy to go unanswered.
Monica recalled also with nostalgia how both Madam Comfort Obi a seasoned journalist and publisher including the Edo chapter of the PDP and many people who couldn’t understand the prophecy of this great man of God attacked him and even threatened to report him to the PDP leadership.
The PDP in Edo said such endorsement from Governor Umahi, a PDP chieftain is a threat to their party in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
“This practice you will agree with us is condemnable and smacks of indiscipline and ingratitude. It defeats the spirit of camaraderie that is supposed to exist within a political party. It is a morale-damper and it’s unacceptable,” Dan Orbih, the state chairman of PDP said to the party national chairman, Uche Secondus, in a letter he wrote to him on Umahi.
“Use your office to call Governor Umahi to order so that this open treachery doesn’t become a norm in our great party,” Mr Orbih added.
Monica expressed happiness that it is Mr. Orbih, the PDP State Chairman and Nigerians that are today celebrating the victory which Umahi’s prophecy played a pivotal role to bring to pass.
Lady Monica Chidinma Ada Eze AKA Ada Ebonyi congratulated Gov. Godwin Obasaki on his well deserved victory and appealed to him to use his second term to work for the total emancipation and development of Edo State as anything short of this will not be acceptable to God and the good people of Edo State who contributed immensely to ensure that that he was able to defeat the very strong forces that never wished him any good.
Lady Monica assured that they will continue to pray for the success of Obaseki’s administration in Edo State.
“Let me reassure you that together with our great Governor, we will continue to pray for your great success and to become the best Governor of Edo State after Dr. Samuel Ogbemedia”
She therefore called on the people of Edo State to continue to give their support to the Governor in his desire to maintain and expand investments in critical sectors of the economy.