•…condemns criticism of reading the speech
• Edo people need to have a documented evidence of his promise in order for them to hold him accountable for it
-By Endurance Ihungbe Oboite
Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki; the Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 10 governorship election in Edo state has said he decided to put his Flag-off speech in writing and read to
Edo people because of his burning desire to be accountable to the people based on his electoral promise to them and for Edo people to have a documented evidence of his promise in order for them to hold him accountable for it.
He made the statement through the State Coordinator of the campaign organization Mr. Osakue Aiyevbekpen while playing host to some support groups that were in the campaign office on a solidarity visit.
He noted that the criticism from persons he described as a microscopic few who are hired political town criers that go about spreading propaganda of lies to confuse the unsuspecting public in order to divert away their attention from the issues that affect Edo State and her people instead of telling Edo people what they intend to do for them if they are elected into government.
He then pointed out that, if there be any one amongst the array of candidates nominated by the different political parties for the forthcoming governorship election in the state, that is intelligent, vocal and eloquent the person he said is Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
According to him “It is very unfortunate and disappointing when people ask why Godwin Obaseki was reading his speech instead of talking from his head. If you were at the stadium you will understand that what he read was far more than a speech but a fundamental policy statement in form of a manifesto that was presented by him as a contract document which by virtue of reading it to the hearing of the people has become an undeniable signed contract document with them”.
He further stated “He decided to present it in that manner so that whatever he has promised will be on a documented paper which will be difficult to be distorted or misquoted out of context in the near future by detractors.