- Governor Godwin Obaseki wants his supporters to be vigilant on election day
- The PDP candidate charged his supporters to not only vote but defend their vote and be watchful
- The governor also alleged that there are plans to manipulate the result of the election
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Governor Godwin Obaseki, on Friday, August 14, urged his supporters in Edo state to go out en-masse and cast their votes for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 19 governorship election and ensure they defend their votes.
The governor admonished his supporters to not only vote, but keep an eagle-eye on the process and the results as they unfold.
Obaseki made the call while addressing party faithful in Ward 6, Ukhuse in Owan West local government area during his reelection campaign rally.
His words: “On the 19th of September, 2020, come out and vote massively for the PDP and make sure you stay back in your polling units to defend your vote to avoid manipulation.
“Don’t listen to them when they ask you to go home or even threaten you. If you obey them, they will manipulate the results.”
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Meanwhile, the PDP in Edo on Wednesday, August 12, welcomed 3,000 new members in the Owan East local government area of the state.
The defectors who are former members of the All Progressives Congress, declared support for the PDP.
In a related development, the Ogieneni of Uzairue, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Imonikhe Kadiri Omogbai IV, has bestowed Governor Obaseki with the Onoshiorena of Uzairue (The One God has Crowned) chieftaincy title.
The monarch said the recognition is due to the role of God in the affairs of the governor.
Also installed was the deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, who is now the Oshiozekhai (It is God that chooses) of Uzairue Clan in Etsako West local government area of Edo state.
Similarly, 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.
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.
Read more on the Edo election here.
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