…endorses governor, says performance will earn him reelection
The Traditional ruler of Irahor Community, in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State, His Royal Highness, Jackson Etokhana, the Ogiamu of Irahor has said he will mobilise thousands of his subjects to vote the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 19, 2020 election, to ensure the reelection of Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Rt. Hon. Comr. Philip Shaibu.
The Ogiamu of Irahor gave the assurance when Governor Obaseki led members of the Edo PDP Governorship Campaign Council to the palace of the monarch, during the party’s electioneering campaign.
Etokhana said as a traditional ruler, his non-partisan posture doesn’t restrict him from taking a stand when it comes to issues of governance in the state, reassuring that his people will not follow the opposition party.
According to the monarch, “I am assuring you that Irahor people will not disappoint you. We will do everything possible to deliver you in the forthcoming election.
“As traditional rulers, we stand by our words; we do not go to the field on election day, but we will direct our subjects on what to do.”
Once again, I assure you that our people will not disappoint you,” he said.
The traditional ruler further prayed against violence and bloodshed in the forthcoming poll, urging the relevant agencies of government, including the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Police to ensure a peaceful, fair and credible election, adding: “INEC must strive to make this election a reference point for conduct of future polls in Nigeria.”
Earlier in his remark, Obaseki said the purpose of the visit was to acquaint himself with the people and seek their support in the forthcoming poll to consolidate on the successes recorded in his first term.
The governor reassured that his administration will continue to pursue people-oriented projects and reforms to better the lives of Edo people.