BENIN-CITY/Nigeria: Deputy Governor of Edo State Comrade Philip Shaibu has said that the mission of Godwin Obaseki in seeking a second term in office, is to secure the future of the state against wastage and, having placed great faith in his capacity and ability by electing him in the first tenure, the campaign and election for the second term will serve to consolidate on the successes recorded so far.
“Obaseki has not failed the people of Edo State. He has served the State like a Church worker serving in the vine yard of God wholeheartedly. He has been consistent in his carriage as an elder statesman whose focused is on how to return the State that had drifted away back to the path of development and industrialization. Obaseki’s mission is to secure the future of Edo State and not to plunder the State resources,” Shaibu declared.
According to the Deputy Governor, “PDP is the foremost political party in Nigeria and we are conscious of the responsibility we hold to the people of Edo State. Obaseki will not fail the Edo people and the PDP.”
In a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor on media Mr Benjamin Atu, the Deputy Governor Said, “Edo State as at today needs a prudent personality like Obaseki, who has not looted and will not loot the resources of the State”.
He maintained that Pastor Ize-Iyamu does not possess the required intellectual property required to lead a prosperous State, saying: “A man who has not successfully managed animals in a farm, can’t be trusted to control humans. We do not need a government that will constantly make provision for corruption in the State’s annual budget. Edo State does not need arrogance of power that will be manifested in reckless and careless impunity.
“Governor Godwin Obaseki is a man of principle and moral absolutes, who has made a name for probity and integrity. Obaseki is an extraordinary Edo Citizen who can only be matched by few in terms of readiness to serve and he has subjected himself to the demands of public office and passed with distinction. He came to serve the state for the sake of noble service. Obaseki has come to serve the state and empty himself for selfless service as a service provider in his private life.”
While canvassing support for the incumbent administration, Comrade Philip Shaibu said, there has been much pressure from the former Governor for Obaseki to divert the resources of the State and since Obaseki has refused to yield to such pressure, Ize-Iyamu has offered himself as a willing and ready stooge to be used to divert the resources of the State for the benefit of individuals, rather than addressing developmental needs of the State.
“Whoever wishes Edo State well should support Godwin Obaseki because he is not corrupt. Democracy must lead to development or it loses credibility. We must reject rampaging opportunists who are determined to hold the State hostage through their ill gotten wealth and influence.
“Obaseki has brought out Edo State public service workers from the bondage of salary lamentation. We do not need a government that laments with the people. We are out of lamentations now and we cannot afford to return to Egypt.
“Let us all come together and vote for Godwin Obaseki in the September 19th election. Say no to diversion of our public funds,” Philip Shaibu urged.