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Edo 2016:Ogbemudia endorses Obaseki

Edo 2016:Ogbemudia endorses Obaseki

The Edo State gubernatorial election is becoming more exciting by the day and the latest is the endorsement of APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki by former Edo Governor, Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia.

During the celebration of his 84th birthday in Benin City, Ogbemudia appealed to voters to vote Godwin Obaseki as the next governor of the state to ensure that what he described as the development strides of the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole led administration is sustained.

Governor Oshiomhole who led other dignitaries such as the APC governorship candidate, Obaseki, Philip Shaibu, Senator Ehigie Uzamere, Senator Domingo Obende and others to the occasion, renamed the New Era College Benin City, to Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia College. The college was established during Ogbemudia’s stint as military governor.

Addressing the crowd who attended the occasion, Ogbemudia asserted that September 28 would be a day that will determine the future of the state and urged the people of the state to vote for Obaseki. According to him, “we have two options, to get the right person to carry on where Comrade Oshiomhole left it or one who will abandon the developmental projects. So that option is staring us in the face but for me, I took the option to get somebody who understands good governance to carry on from where Comrade Oshiomhole is leaving it. Oshiomhole has done well; he has a wonderful wisdom, and that wisdom will live with you forever. “I have always appreciated  the need to work with women because on the political field , they are very useful once they tell you they are with you, they are with you so I want them to go back home to go and make sure that every one of them here today has a hundred persons queuing behind them to vote for Obaseki; and for the men of-course, the number is limitless. What we want to do is to see the votes the man acquires is such that will leave no doubt as to his popularity,” he stated.

On his part, Oshiomhole described Ogbemudia as a great man of wisdom whose advice helped him tremendously. “I remember whenever I visit you, you always give me a list of what to do and why I should do them and what not to do and why you think I should not do them.  Whenever I listen to the advice to do those things you advised me to do, I discovered that I always achieved great success. “We celebrate you because we speak for Edo people. When I visited Igbanke, they said the last time anybody remembered them was Ogbemudia, and when I went to Abudu the people said the last time they had development was when you were governor. When I went to Ihievbe, they said the road that linked the community to Auchi was built by you.

When I went to Michael Imoudu College of Physical Education, they said everything in that school was made by Ogbemudia. So we are grateful to you and we will continue to accord you the respect and honour you deserve.

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