BENIN: In pomp and fanfare of support, the delegates and leaders from Ovia North East, today Tuesday 31st May, 2016 gathered together in Edo hotel to endorse and adopt the aspiration of Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki as the sole aspirant for the forthcoming governorship primaries of the party which has been scheduled to hold on the 18th of June, 2016.
In his welcome address, the leader of the LGA and Chairman of the party APC in the local government Mr. Benson Edosomwan, who led other leaders and 161 out of the 184 delegates from the thirteen wards of the Local Government Area to sign the adoption letter of endorsement of Mr. Godwin Obaseki said they have looked at all the aspirants in the race and found him more competent and worthy of the ticket of the party whom has the capacity to continue the good works of the Comrade Governor and to take Edo out of it civil service status to an Industrialized State among the comity of developing States in the Country.
He stated that, it is on record that Mr. Godwin has dedicated his time and experience in the service and growth of the State in the last seven and half years without earning salaries or allowances of any sort rather, he gave a commitment and guide to the present government which is awesome and deserved to be rewarded.
According to him “The delegates of Ovia North East have all resolved to speak with one voice. We are speaking and making it loud and clear on what we want to do today which is very historic”. “161 out of the 184 delegates from the Local Government Area have signed and adopted your candidature to fly our party’s flag in the coming governorship election and they are all here to affirm this claim”. He stated.
In a resounding affirmative response by the delegates which rented the air like the cacophony of gun powder and the staccato of bullets sang and danced to the admiration of all in melodious songs of inspiration to support the dream and aspiration of their guest Mr. Godwin Obaseki to become the next Governor of the State.
Responding, Mr. Godwin Obaseki thanked all the delegates and leaders that made the event a success and for their support so far and promised not to derail from all his promises. He said “I want to thank you all for this honor you have done to me. For this support, I want to promise you that I will not disappoint you all”. “I assure you all today, you have not made any mistake and by the grace of God you will start seeing the benefit very soon”. He added.
Among the leaders that led the delegates to the event were, Mr. Vincent Uwadiae, Mr. Charity Amanyaenvbo, Mr. Aghedo, Chief Akenwe and many others.
Those that accompanied Mr. Godwin Obaseki include, Barr. Osarodion Ogie the DG of his Campaign, Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon who is the Chief of Staff to the State Government, Barr. Henry Idahagbon the Attorney General of the State and Commissioner for Justice, Hon. Joe Okojie the Honorable Commissioner for Agriculture, Hon. Tom Uloko Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftancy affair, Mr. John Osakue Aiyevbekpen the State Coordinator of the Campaign and lot of other leaders of the party and government officials
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