- A Hajj camp has been commissioned in Benin city, the Edo state capital
- The facility is one of the legacy projects of Governor Godwin Obaseki to carry the Muslim faithful in the state along
- Former governor of Kano state, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso commissioned the project and advised Muslims in Edo to reelect Obaseki
Former governor of Kano state, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, on Saturday, September 12 commissioned the Edo Hajj camp in Benin city, with a charge to Muslim faithful in the state to turn out en masse for the forthcoming governorship election.
Kwankwaso who is also a former presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), specifically urged Muslims in the state to vote the PDP to ensure the reelection of Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu.
He hailed the governor’s sterling performance across all sectors of the state, noting that Obaseki’s landmark achievements in the first term will earn him reelection.
“This is the time for all of us who have our Permanent Voters' Cards (PVCs) and are eligible to vote to come out en masse and ensure that we cast our votes for the PDP.
“I appeal to all of you especially those from the northern part of the country to ensure you cast your votes for the PDP come September 19, 2020.
“Please vote for the PDP, defend your votes and ensure Obaseki and his deputy, Shaibu win the forthcoming election in the state,” Kwankwaso said.
Legit.ng had reported that Governor Obaseki on Tuesday, September 8 defeated the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu by over 17 points (Obaseki 57.73%; Ize-Iyamu 40.07%), in an online poll conducted by Channels Television in partnership with Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room.
The poll, according to the organisers, was put together to enable the general public to select their preferred gubernatorial candidates who are expected to feature in the station’s forthcoming debate programme.
Participants of the online poll were asked to make their choice from among the 14 candidates listed. Other notable candidates in the list include Jones Osagiobare of the Young Peoples Party and Lucky Osagie of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
Meanwhile, Governor Obaseki, on Saturday, September 12 reassured that his government would continue to serve the people of Edo state and pursue more programmes and projects to put smiles on their faces.
Obaseki gave the assurance while speaking during a one-day prayer and fasting programme for peaceful election in the state, organised by the Light of Peace for Africa Foundation with support from the Christian Association of Nigeria, Edo state chapter.
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