Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
Some monarchs in E†tsako West Local Government Area of Edo State have opened a playbook about how former Governor of the State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole admonished them not to support Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu for Governor in the State.
His Royal Highness, Muktari Buhari Umoru, the Enogie (Duke) of Ubiane said this when the Council of Chiefs in Aviele Kingdom played host to the PDP Governorship campaign team on Tuesday.
He told Governor Godwin Obaseki, Candidate of PDP in the September 19, 2020 Governorship election not to be distracted by his political opponent and remain focus even in the face of unprovoked attacks.
Umoru who pledged the support of the kingdom for the re-election of the incumbent Governor, said, “You have done well in your first tenure as a Governor. You do not owe workers salary. Pensioners are happy with you.
“We were told that you were the brain box of that administration. But, today, there said that you are now the devil. Your Excellency I want to tell you that you should remain focus.
“There is a plan to stop you from realizing your dreams”, he said.
Welcoming the Guests, Prince Abdul-Lateef Momodu, the Secretary to the Oba of Agbede, late Alhaji Sani Momodu who transited months ago, extolled the sterling the qualities of the Governor.
According to him, “Never mind what people are saying about you. We are not ungrateful. All you need is prayers because we know what you stand for your excellency”.
Responding, Governor Godwin Obaseki assured that the forthcoming election would guarantee freedom for residents of the State and resources for development.
“These election is for freedom…We are confident that the fight that we are fighting is for Edo people…We refused to be bullied in the past four years.
The Governor also condoled with the people of Agbede over the demise of the Traditional ruler of Agbede.
At Iyakpi in South Ibie, Ward 5 in Etsako West Local Government Area, eligible voters trooped out in hundreds to endorse the Candidate of PDP in the September 19, 2020 election.