- Andrew Momodu has pledged the sum of N5 million to support the re-election bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki
- Momodu is a former aide to ex-Edo state governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole
- The former APC chieftain also pledged to deliver 6,000 votes to the PDP during the Edo governorship poll
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A former aide to Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Mr Andrew Momodu, has pledged the sum of N5 million to support the re-election bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Momodu made the pledge on behalf of Anwain Progressives Union (APU), the umbrella Union of Anwain Clan, on Tuesday, August 11 at the PDP governorship campaign rally in Ward 8, Anwain, Etsako west local government area of Edo state.
Legit.ng gathered that hundreds of All Progressive Congress (APC) leaders and members in the area defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the event.
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Momodu assured Governor Obaseki that 6,000 votes from the ward would be cast for the PDP in the forthcoming poll to appreciate him for attracting development to the area, particularly the ongoing Agbede-Anwain road construction.
Hid words: “The Anwain Progressives Union, the umbrella union of Anwain Clan, has resolved to support Governor Obaseki with N5 million for his campaign.
“We have collected our PVCs and have all resolved to give the governor 100 per cent of our votes come September 19, 2020. We are sure of giving you 6,000 votes from this ward.”
Addressing the PDP members and supporters in Anwain and Idegun communities, Governor Obaseki promised to reciprocate the kindness shown him by prioritising healthcare, education and agriculture, among others in the second term of his administration if re-elected.
“Since I started this campaign, this is the only place where indigenes are donating money to support my campaign. I am very grateful,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Obaseki family of Benin Kingdom has endorsed their son, the Edo state governor, for a second term in office, citing his laudable people-oriented projects and programmes, which they say must be allowed to continue.
Members of the extended Obaseki family attending the meeting, as well as those represented.
At the meeting held in Benin city on Monday, August 10, the family head (Okaegbe), Pa George Obaseki, said they are very proud of their son for his indelible and widely acclaimed achievements in office.
In a related development, Governor Obaseki has declared his administration's commitment to ensure peace in Edo despite the politically charged atmosphere in the state.
The governor gave the assurance when he visited the Egiegbai II of Ekperi Kingdom, Alhaji Deke Kanoba, in Etsako central local government area of the state in continuation of his ward-to-ward campaign ahead of the September 19 gubernatorial election.
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