Obaseki, Shaibu bound for success – Edo leaders
· Say no cause for fear
Prominent Edo State leaders on Friday described the campaign of All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as dull, cold and colourless.
The leaders also scolded Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for assaulting the sensibility of the populace with mundane rhetoric.
‘’Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has not convinced anybody why he should be preferred to the incumbent governor’’ the leaders said.
In a statement in Benin by the chairman, Obaseki-Shaibu Victory Movement (OSVM), Chief John Obanor, the leaders applauded Obaseki’s integrity.
They praised Obaseki and Comrade Phillip Shaibu for spreading the principles of peace.
‘’In the contest for political power, decorum, rule of law, decency and the need to allow peace to reign must be the guiding principle for those challenging the incumbent. Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu should emulate Obaseki and Comrade Phillip Shaibu’’
The leaders urged the opposition party in the state to eschew violence, thuggery, gangsterism and unnecessary mudslinging.
‘’The opposition party in the state is dishing out concocted lies. The party is pushing falsehood into the public domain. The good people of Edo State should not allow themselves to be held captive by men with unprecedented capacity for lies, mischief and treachery’’
The leaders praised Obaseki for showcasing his achievements in office, taking the real dividends of democracy to the electorate and transforming the existing infrastructure in the state.
‘’Governor Godwin Obaseki is an extremely honest man and an excellent model for all politicians in Africa’’ the leaders said.
They heaped praise on Obaseki for guaranteeing functional education, improving medical facilities, finding lasting solution to the menace of erosion and environmental devastation in the state, tarring roads, improving educational facilities, opening Edo State to foreign investors, linking the rural areas to the urban centres and boosting agriculture.
‘’Governor Godwin Obaseki has done very well. He has restored hope for the hopeless’’
They also commended Obaseki for showing admirable doggedness, commitment and perseverance against all odds.
‘’Governor Godwin Obaseki has been tested. He has rich antecedents and political pedigree’’.
Specifically, the leaders hailed Obaseki for introducing new vista in the history of governance in Edo State.
‘’A quick look at the quantum of important projects put in place by Governor Godwin Obaseki within the period he has been in office shows a man who is committed to alleviating the suffering of his people’’
They thanked the good people of Edo State for deciding to renew Obaseki’s mandate on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
‘’Governor Godwin Obaseki is serious minded, purposeful, people oriented and a leader that understands what governance is all about. We will deliver Edo State to the People’s Democratic Party. No dictator, no terrorist will stop Edo people who are determined to take their destiny into their hands’’
Obaseki, a cerebral, competent manager and good example of leadership in Africa, is expected to win the Edo State governorship election.
‘’We are bound for success’’ the leaders said.