- Christian leaders in Edo continue to queue behind Governor Godwin Obaseki ahead of the state's governorship election
- A group, Consensus Christian Leaders Forum, have endorsed the second term bid of Governor Obaseki
- The clerics declared that God has chosen Governor Obaseki for the position and the Edo people have accepted him
Christian leaders in Edo under the auspices of Consensus Christian Leaders Forum have endorsed the second term bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki, pledging to mobilise their followers in the state to ensure the reelection of the governor and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu.
The General Overseer of Gospel Defender Ministries International and chairman of the forum, Bishop Fred Aghedo, commended the governor’s leadership style, which he said has translated to a better life for Edo people.
The cleric cited the administration’s landmark achievements in such sectors like education, provision of infrastructure, pension administration, sports and other sectors of the state, as reasons for endorsing the governor’s second term bid.
. “We have all resolved that it must be you. For all the Bishops that are here, each of us has more than 25 branches. We want to thank your deputy, Rt. Hon. Comr. Philip Shaibu, who is dependable and trustworthy, a team player and has supported you all through,” Bishop Aghedo said.
On his part, Governor Obaseki said: “God has given us this mandate to serve his people. This assignment that we are going into again will be a total service for the people of Edo state.”
Legit.ng had earlier reported that over 400 religious leaders in Edo state have endorsed Governor Obaseki and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, for a second term.
The religious leaders also promised to mobilise thousands of their followers to vote for the candidates of the PDP in the forthcoming September 19 governorship election.
Similarly, the Lead Pastor at Hill City, Reverend Olu Martins has maintained that he remains an unrepentant supporter of Governor Obaseki.
Martins who is also the executive director, Canvassers for Democracy and Rule of Law, was reacting to rumours that he has jumped ship to support the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, ahead of the September 19 governorship election in the state.
Speaking at a press conference in Benin city on Wednesday, August 26, Martins said he needed to denounce the rumour making the rounds before it wears the toga of truth.
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