Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, his counterparts in Sokoto and Rivers States, Aminu Tambuwal and Nyesom Wike led other guests on a courtesy visit to the Palace of Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, ahead of the flag-off of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s campaign for re-election in the September 19, 2020 Governorship poll in Edo State.
Globalgistng reports that other governors who were in the state for the flag-off include Duoye Diri, Seyi Makinde and Sen. Bala Muhammed of Bayelsa, Oyo and Bauchi States respectively.
Other guests at the event include Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi; National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus; Chairman of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi; Chief Tom Ikimi; Sen. Clifford Ordia and Barr. Ken Imasuagbon, among others.
The event is taking place at the Lawn Tennis Court of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, with “strict compliance with coronavirus (COVID-19) directives issued by the Federal Government and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for public gatherings.”
The Chairman of the Edo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Campaign Council and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has urged Edo people to cast their votes for Governor Godwin Obaseki and equally protect the votes in the Sept. 19 Edo Governorship election.
Globalgistng reports that Governor Wike, who spoke at the flag-off of Governor Obaseki’s campaign for re-election, noted: “The All Progressives Congress (APC), for me, does not have any credible candidate. Also, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, according to the sacked National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is a thief.”
He thanked Obaseki for his “interest in Edo people” which he said made him “fight godfatherism in the state to a standstill.”
“Don’t allow your votes to be rigged as APC believes in rigging. I want to assure you this time that this election will be difficult to rig. South-South is for PDP and Edo belongs to PDP. Edo people should not allow Edo to be rigged. I urge you to defend your votes and ensure Obaseki is returned for a second term to continue his good works in the state,” he added.