Edo indigenes in Diaspora living in Europe and America have come together to adopt the aspiration of Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, a foremost governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), to continue the good work of the current administration of Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole in Edo State which he is the chairman of the Economic and Strategy Team.
Leading the delegation on the banner of Godwin Obaseki Diaspora Support Group, (GODSG) to the campaign office of Mr. Godwin Obaseki was, Barr. Efosa Ogieriakhi, who is the legal director of Nigerians in Europe, said after the teleconference meeting with over 600 members of the group, the idea of Obaseki as Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s successor was conceived.
He said, “In that meeting which was held in April, we objectively screened with our vast ability and intellect the person that has the capacity to handle the office of the governor. It was in that meeting that we endorsed Mr. Godwin Obaseki”.
He further stated that they decided to endorse Mr. Godwin Obaseki because of his rich profile and wealth of experience in economics which the State is in dire need of most importantly now that revenue from the federation account to States has continually be on the decline.
According to him, “The reason why we endorsed Obaseki as the next governor of Edo State was majorly because of his lengthy profile and beside that, his economic exhibition so far as the chairman of the Edo State Economic and Strategy Team is quite unparallel. So we are pursuing the spirit of credible leadership, we represent the opinion that though we don’t leave here, we have loved ones at home, we have stake in the election and we should play our little part to make sure that a credible leadership comes in”.
“History has proved it to us that not everyone who has handled the governor’s office has the capacity to do the right thing. Because of that we are trying to avoid that mistakes in order to make sure that the future of the coming generation is not montage to the hands of the very few which we feel do not have the capacity to lead the office”. He stated.
Responding, Mr Godwin Obaseki appreciated the group for their gesture and noted that he would try his best to meet up with the expectations of the people. He described as constructive and awakening of senses the endorsement noting that there is not any better encouragement than this.
“So let me welcome you and thank you for this gesture. For me it is quite constructive and I am awakening to a sense of responsibility because there is a reason why people believe and trust you with power. For me one has to be careful about it and not take it for granted.
“I want to tell you that because I cherish such gestures I am going to do all within my power and I am recommitting myself to this course. With what you have done today, I am further encouraged.
“I will always engage you because the Edos in Diaspora is huge and large and I will utilize the asset you have in ensuring you bring back the benefit of our sweat back home for the benefit of our people”. He noted.
Others on the visit were, pastor George Osaghae (Italy), Engr. Brismbourn Iyamu (Hamburg) Chairman APC Germany Chapter and among others.
EDO 2016: Diaspora Group From Europe and America Endorsed Godwin Obaseki.
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