Obaseki gains more support as Ivbiaro community backs governor’s reelection
…We’ll vote you to consolidate on your achievements, monarch reassures
Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the reelection bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki received a major fillip as leaders and residents of Ivbiaro community in Owan East Local Government Area threw their weight behind the second term bid of the governor and his deputy, Rt. Hon. Comr. Philip Shaibu.
Receiving the governor and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s campaign team in his Palace, the Ogie of Ivbiaro Kingdom, His Royal Highness, Alh. Col. Salifu Elabor (Retd.), said the governor’s performance in the last three years and eight months will earn him reelection.
The monarch, who expressed delight at the visit by the governor and his campaign team, reassured that the people of Ivbiaro will vote PDP to enable Obaseki consolidate on his administration’s first term achievements.
The traditional ruler noted: “Your Excellency, you will recall that Owan East Local Government Area voted for you massively in 2016 and we assure you of doing the same in this forthcoming election.
“Your reforms in education, health, sports and infrastructure, among other developmental strides recorded by your administration in the first term earned you the name ‘Wake and See Governor’. We commend you for extending your developmental projects to our community.
“We pray for peaceful election in the state; we ask God to grant you your heart’s desires and also pray for you and your entourage to arrive home safely.”
Meanwhile, Governor Obaseki assured that he would prioritise the construction of Agbede-Warrake-Ivbiaro Road if elected for a second term.
According to him, “Let me start by thanking you for your prayers and support in the last four years which have been helpful. I am very grateful because you have helped me to maintain peace in your area.
“But on our part as a government, we have been able to make use of the resources available to us. But I want to assure you that if I win the forthcoming gubernatorial election, I will prioritise the construction of Agbede-Warrake-Ivbiaro Road; this is not a political statement.
“We are going to move development more to the rural areas across the 18 local government councils in the state as most people now stay in these areas due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.”