In a continued drive to clinch the APC gubernatorial ticket, in the forthcoming primary election of the party to choose it’s governorship flag bearer for the 2016 governorship election in Edo State, Mr. Godwin Enogheghase Obaseki was in Ekpoma the administrative headquarter of Esan west local government area on wednesday17th February 2016, to meet with the delegates from the ten wards of Esan West LGA, the LGA party Executive members, councilors and prominent leaders of the party to formally introduce himself to the general congress of the delegates that have the right to vote in the primary.

While talking with the delegates he promised to deliver good governance to the people by providing the needed infrastructures and leadership that will take the state to an enviable height. He urged them to give him their votes so that he can continue from where the comrade governor will stop.

While responding, the leader of the party in Esan West, Elder Pius Omofuma, gave a brief account of when he first met Mr. Godwin Obaseki and what he told him and that his response to all he told him convinced him that he was the man for the job.

Spokesman for the delegates, Mr. Emmanuel Boro Ehizojie, Vice Chairman of the Party in Esan West, however said that although they have not benefited so much from the outgoing administration, he will blame it on the lacuna that is perceived existing between them and the government of the day which can also be blamed on their leaders. He then told their August visitor not to forget Esan West when he finally makes it to the governorship seat as the local government was in urgent need of motorable roads and portable water and consequently assured of their support.

Other speakers who spoke at the event includes, Elder Pius Omofum (GT), Mr. Simon Omofuma and Mr. Theofhilus Okoh all spoke glowingly of the person of Mr. Godwin Obaseki and urged the delegates to vote wisely and ensure they vote for Mr. Godwin Obaseki.

Earlier, Mr. Osakue Aiyevbekpen, who is the DG of the project told them that the Team came on an introductory visit to show to them Mr. Godwin Obaseki whom many of them have not met one on one.

He urged them to rally round him as he is the man the cap of the next governor of the State fits. He described him as an accomplished gentleman, an industrialist, a financial and investment banker and above all a wealth and job creator.

In attendance were the following accredited delegates per ward

  • Ward 1 ……………………………………. 12 delegates
  • Ward 2 ……………………………………. 09 delegates
  • Ward 3 …………………………………… 10 delegates
  • Ward 4 ……………………………………. 09 delegates
  • Ward 5 ……………………………………. 11 delegates
  • Ward 6 ……………………………………. 10 delegates
  • Ward 7 ……………………………………. 06 delegates
  • Ward 8 ……………………………………. 12 delegates
  • Ward 9 ……………………………………. 11 delegates
  • Ward 10 ………………………………….. 12 delegates
  • Total ………………………………………… 102 delegates
  • LGA EXCOS ………………………………. 21 delegates
  • Councilors ……………………………….. 07 delegates

Chairman of the council and the Vice Chairperson were present.

MR ENDURANCE IHONGBE OBOITE

Even if things are hard in Nigeria, if I become governor, nothing will be difficult for Edo people. ———–MR GODWIN OBASEKI.

Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Chairman, Economic and Strategy Team of Edo State Government while wooing delegates of Esan West LGA APC in Ekpoma the administrative head quarter of the council, promised them that life will be a lot better for all Edo people if he wins the forthcoming gubernatorial poll in the state. He said for him to achieve it, he needed them to first nominate him as the party flag bearer which was why he came to see them. He went further to assure them that, if God willing he gets nominated and eventually win’s the governorship election, Edos will be better for it. In his words, “even if things are hard in Nigeria, if I become governor, nothing will be difficult for Edo people”. I am prepared to do the right thing with the wealth of experience I have gathered in finance management and planning over the years, I, will use it to continue the good work the comrade governor has started in the state. He said his priority will be on job creation, industrialization, infrastructural development, education and health care.

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