…vows to activate water project in Esanland
By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
The Candidate of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) for the September 19, 2020 Governorship election Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki on Tuesday set a practical expectation for the family members of Mrs. Clara Oshiomhole in Ewohimi, Esan South East Local Government Area of the State, assuring them that the development their son-In-law, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole denied them when he governed the State for Eight years would be given to them.
Mrs Clara Oshiomhole died of breast Cancer in December 2010.
Obaseki who disclosed this while addressing members of PDP and supporters in the locality, promised to address the power problem which he claimed is peculiar to most parts of the State.
He listed the procurement of 50 megawatts of electricity from Ossiomo power project to the State.
“What your in-law could not do, son and brother will do it for you.
“I know that the one that worries you most is electricity.
“We have discovered that everywhere we go in each Ward is electricity.
“I want to assure you that If you vote for me, I will work for you”, he said.
He also gave assurance that more roads in the Local Government Area would be constructed by his administration.
Addressing members of Ewohimi Traditional rulers Council of Chiefs led by His Royal Highness, Peter Ojeifoh Usifoh, the Duke of Ewohimi earlier, Governor Obaseki promised to prioritize road construction, water and electricity projects as well as power and education in the next administration.
The Governor who promised to activate the Ugboha water scheme to meet the needs of residents in the Local Government.
He also dismissed claims that the project had been abandoned by his government, adding that the source of power was critical to its sustenance.
“We have not abandoned the water scheme in Ugboha…
“We will not abandon it. We do not want patch patch work.
“The problem of electricity in Edo is not because we do have have power. It is Benin Electricity Distribution company (BEDC), but, the problem is BEDC. They are not serious. That is why we can’t pump water.
The PDP Candidate, described Ewohimi as his home and intimated the traditional ruler of his mission to govern the State the second term, urged him to prevail on his subject to give peace a chance.
“I have to endure had to endure humiliation as a sitting Governor to promote peace. Peace is in my DNA despite the provocation”, according to him.
On his part, the His Royal Highness, Peter Ojeifoh Usifoh, the Duke of Ewohimi, prayed for Governor Godwin Obaseki with his deputy, Mr. Philip Shaibu and members of entourage.