- As politicians put finishing touches to their plans ahead of the Edo election, the Chief Imam of Benin City has endorsed Godwin Obaseki for a second tenure
- Abdulfatah Enabulele described Obaseki as a leader with purpose who has met the expectations of those who voted him into power in 2016
- Enabulele asked God to protect the Edo governor against evil manipulations
The re-election bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki got a major boost as the Chief Imam of Benin City, Abdulfatah Enabulele, endorsed him for the second term in office during a visit on Friday, July 31.
According to the Imam, the Edo governor has won his way into the hearts of the people of the state since he took over power in 2016, Channels TV reports.
“In less than four years in the life span of your administration, majority of those living in Edo State are very proud, happy and satisfied with the purposeful style of leadership Your Excellency has provided the good people of Edo state," he said
The Imam believes Obaseki has touched the lives of the people in a positive way with his progressive policies.
Enabulele added that the people of Edo have been experiencing respect for the rule of law, transparency, and accountability in the state.
He said the south-south state has witnessed how responsible the Obaseki-led government is and their responsiveness to the needs of the Edo people.
"We have seen a government that will not make noise but wisely operate in a manner that could be described as ‘the more you look, the less you see,” the Imam added.
Enabulele prayed against evil manipulations against Governor Obaseki, asking for God's protection on him.
In an earlier report by Legit.ng, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state on Wednesday, July 29, boasted that Obaseki would win the election because his opponents do not have the political acceptability to challenge him.
According to the group, Obaseki is best known for hounding opponents who refuse to support his government.
In a press statement sent to journalists on Wednesday, July 22 and signed by its chairman, Adeola Adewunmi, the group also accused the governor of making several attempts to intimidate one of the respected men in Edo state, Captain Hosa Okunbor.