Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, an aspirant to the seat of governor of Edo State has promised to sustain the Okpekpe international athletic marathon race been held annually in the State.
He made the promise while answering questions from newsmen after he successfully completed the 10km stretched distance marked out for the race.
He said the Okpekpe race has gone beyond just an athletic event but also has become a marketing tool and branding event for the state.
According to him,” For us in Team-GO the theme for this year’s race is “running for health”. We need to encourage more people to participate. We are beginning to see this race beyond just an athletic event. It is also a marketing and branding event for the state. We have succeeded with the effort of the promoters of the event in placing Okpekpe and the Okpekpe race on the Global map and the international athletic calendar. If given the mandate by Edo people to continue the good works of the Comrade Governor I will strive not only to sustain it but to take it to greater height”.