- Governor Godwin Obaseki has gotten the support of his family members ahead of the Edo governorship poll
- The Obaseki family of Benin Kingdom endorsed their son for a second term in office on Monday, August 10
- The family also stated that those who endorsed Obaseki's opponent in the election have derailed
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The Obaseki family of Benin Kingdom has endorsed their son, Governor Godwin Obaseki, for a second term in office, citing his laudable people-oriented projects and programmes, which they say must be allowed to continue.
Members of the extended Obaseki family attending the meeting, as well as those represented.
At the meeting held in Benin city on Monday, August 10, 2020, the family head (Okaegbe), Pa George Obaseki, said they are very proud of their son for his indelible and widely acclaimed achievements in office.
Members of the Obaseki family at the meeting. Photo credit: Edo state govt
In the statement issued at the meeting and read by Pastor Eki Obaseki, the family said: “Any press statement which is not authorised by the constituted authority and signed by a bunch of non-bonafide derailed Obasekis should be discountenanced.”
Noting that the governor has been a good ambassador of the family, they said: “As a governor and a son of the Obaseki family, we are very proud of him for his indelible and widely acclaimed achievements in office as evidenced by his numerous people-oriented projects and programmes, designed to lift the state to an enviable height.
“Thus as a result of the foregoing, the entire Obaseki family endorses him for a second term so as to enable him to come back to complete the above developments.”
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Meanwhile, Governor Obaseki has vowed that he will vehemently resist forces fighting to stop his people-centric projects in the state.
“We have people fighting us because they want to stop our resolve to develop Edo state, but we are ever ready to ensure the development train continues non-stop. This election is all about progress,” the governor told his supporters on Monday, August 10.
In a related development, Governor Obaseki has accused the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of planning violence and importing arms to intimidate and harass his supporters ahead of the September 19 governorship election.
The governor made the comment while receiving Muslim leaders at Government House, in Benin city on Friday, July 31, who came to pay Sallah homage to him.
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