Edo election: Support group mobilises over 2000 voters for Obaseki's Umbrella March

Edo election: Support group mobilises over 2000 voters for Obaseki's Umbrella March

- Governor Godwin Obaseki supporters are not resting on their oars ahead of the Edo governorship election

- A group, Edo Voters Volunteers Assembly, staged a walk in the state capital, Benin city, on Saturday, August 15

- Over 2,000 PDP supporters participated in the solidarity walk for Governor Obaseki

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Supporters of Governor Godwin Obaseki and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 19 Edo governorship election, put up a carnival-like march in Benin, the state capital on Saturday, August 15.

Commercial activities were halted temporarily in the city as the PDP supporters staged a massive walk which they termed the Umbrella March, to reinforce their support for the governor.

Legit.ng gathered that the march, which was organised by the Edo Voters Volunteers Assembly (EVVA), a grassroots voter mobilisation body, had over 2000 participants.

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Edo election: Support group mobilises over 2000 voters for Obaseki's Umbrella March

Governor Obaseki joined the over 2000 PDP supporters in the march. Photo credit: Edo state govt
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Addressing the supporters, Obaseki said: “Don't be afraid to come out and vote. We are going to give you a mobile phone number to call and report anybody seen destroying billboards and banners.

“If you see anybody with guns, with intent to destroy electoral materials, call us and don't be afraid. We cannot and will not be afraid of them.”

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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, Governor Obaseki, on Friday, August 14, urged his supporters in Edo state to go out en-masse and cast their votes for the PDP in the election.

The governor admonished his supporters to not only vote, but keep an eagle-eye on the process and the results as they unfold.

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Obaseki made the call while addressing party faithful in Ward 6, Ukhuse in Owan West local government area during his reelection campaign rally.

Similarly, Governor Obaseki has declared his administration's commitment to ensure peace in the state despite the politically charged atmosphere.

Obaseki 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.

Read more on the Edo election here.

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